Archaeology Teaching and Microscope Lab

The Archaeology Materials & Teaching Laboratory (AML), located on Level 1 of the Old Teachers College Building, provides facilities for archaeological fieldwork, post-excavation research and archaeology practical work teaching.

  • bench space for processing and analysis of archaeological material
  • a ‘wet lab’ for processing and drying excavated material
  • fume cupboard and associated laboratory facilities for some chemical and other scientific analyses
  • specialist lithics, faunal and other archaeological reference collections to support research in Australian and Pacific archaeology
  • microscopes and other equipment for analysis of excavated materials
  • basic fieldwork and excavation equipment (trowels, compasses and measuring tapes etc)
  • image-processing, photography and videography facilities
  • specialised field equipment including Ground Penetrating Radar, GPS units and electronic total station theodolite (Sokkia SET 5/5S, Leica TCRA1105 Plus)

Note that the Archaeological Computing Laboratory also provides technical advice and equipment for photography, videography, image processing, surveying and GPS (including access to the ACL's Differential GPS Base Station), and manages the department's image library system.

Enquiries and bookings:

The Archaeology Materials Laboratory facilities are available for undergraduate teaching and to support research of staff and postgraduate and Honours students in Archaeology. A small fee is charged for research use of some specialist fieldwork equipment to cover maintenance and repair costs. Some equipment and facilities may also be hired out by outside organisations at reasonable rates.

For enquiries regarding the Archaeology Laboratory please contact the Laboratory Administrator, Ina Kehrberg-Ostrasz