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Friends of SAA Archaeology

Public archaeology donation page


Springbank Archaeology Open Day, 2015

Donations will be lodged through the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) General Endowment.

Please type 'for archaeology research' in the comments section when you complete the donation form.

We know about Tutankhamen and the pyramids of Giza but how much is known about the story of our own country? Australia has sites of global significance: the first cremation anywhere in the world, the highest density of rock art (some of which dates back at least 10,000 years), gigantic systems of stone fish traps and that’s just the beginning. All the diverse communities within Australia who have knowledge about our nation’s history and we can learn from this in a way that is not possible in most other countries. We think this is something to celebrate and not just in universities!

This public archaeology initiative aims to bring together members of the non-academic and academic public (including students and descendant/ interested communities) to explore our shared history. It will provide an opportunity to take part in archaeology surveys and excavations, also contribute on analysis of cultural materials. We already have runs on the board with successful public archaeology projects completed on Springbank Island, Canberra [video] and Triabunna in Tasmania. These not for profit projects provided exciting results, trained ANU students and gave many people firsthand experience of what it is like to be an archaeologist. It’s now your turn to be involved!

Giving to Archaeology at ANU

We ask for your assistance to continue these not for profit public archaeology projects. All donations (small and large) will be used towards new archaeology events and projects at ANU, supporting participation of traditional owners and recording oral/ written histories. Having contributed to the fund you will be added to a permanent register, receiving regular updates and invitations.

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