By Heather Burke
The following, in a single quantity, is every thing it is important to behavior fieldwork in archaeology greater than 2 hundred charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams basically illustrate the best way to layout, fund, learn, map, list, interpret, photo, investigate - and write up - your fieldwork. completely finished, The Archaeologist's box instruction manual is designed for each type of archaeological perform - from easy website recordings to expert consultancies - for somebody who desires to list background websites responsibly. This hands-on guide offers step by step directions on the right way to adopt and effectively whole every kind of fieldwork.
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Contact) sites. • If you are working in a National Park in the Northern Territory, you will need to apply for a research permit from the Parks Service. This is simply to ensure that all research conducted within national parks is sound and conforms to their guidelines. 1: The legal and ethical responsibilities of archaeologists working with state legislation State Legislation Administering Body Qld Cultural Record (Landscapes Queensland and Queensland Estate) Act 1997 Cultural Heritage Branch, Environmental Protection Agency* Qld The Queensland Cultural Heritage Heritage Act Branch, 1992–1995 Environmental Protection Agency* NSW The Heritage Act 1977 NSW Heritage Office* Indig.
No fieldwork on Indigenous sites in Australia should be conducted without proper consultation. Initially you will need to establish who the correct custodians are for your study area— usually the best way to do this is to contact the appropriate local or regional Aboriginal Land Council*, which may be able to put you in contact with the correct people. Positions on these committees are elected and the composition of the executive or other details may change, so it is advisable to contact the relevant Land Council immediately prior to consultation to make certain that you are dealing with the correct community.
Aim to establish a reputation for producing results. This means that the funding body can be more certain you will use the funding granted to you to actually complete a project. • Take great care with all reports that you submit. Interim reports are often an institution’s principal method for evaluating exactly how your work is progressing. It is up to you to satisfy the funding body that its money is being spent correctly. Take even greater care with final reports, showing that you have completed the project as planned and fulfilled all of your responsibilities.