The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria is a group that promotes the study of archaeology, anthropology, ethno-archaeology and ethno-history in both Australia and further abroad. Lectures, from a range of talented presenters, are held every third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the The Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre – 251 Faraday St, Carlton.
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The 2022 lecture series will be presented in-person at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, and online via Zoom. Please note those attending in person will require vaccination certificates to enter the facility.
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Next Event – AGM and Presentation: Thursday 17th of November, 2022, @ 6.30pm
Gariwerd (Grampians) rock art: recent findings and research directions.
Presented by Robert G. (ben) Gunn
‘ben’ Gunn is a consultant archaeologist with over 40 years’ experience,
specialising in the recording and management of Aboriginal rock art. His work has taken him to sites throughout Australia, working for private companies, Government Agencies and Aboriginal Communities. Working closely with Senior Aboriginal people (men and women) he has also undertaken ethnographic recording of rock art sites and other places of significance for their community archives. He is also experienced in cultural site management assessments.
His principal research areas have been Western Arnhem Land, Eastern Central Australia, South-west WA, the Kimberley, and the Grampians in western Victoria.
‘ben’ completed his PhD at Monash University, developing new methods to record and analyse rock art superimposition sequences at the extensive site of Nawarla Gabarnmang in Western Arnhem Land. The thesis was awarded the Molly Holman Doctoral Medal for the best thesis in the Arts Faculty of that year as well as the Faculty of Arts Prize. He has published two books, eight monographs and over 80 papers, primarily on areas of rock art research and management.
Post Office Boxes
We advise all members that AASV now has two mailing addresses. Membership address: PO Box 200, Benalla VIC 3672.
General Correspondence and Artefact subscription enquiries: PO Box 203, Carlton VIC 3053.