By Cassandra Morris
Master of Maritime The archaeology of gortyn Candidate,
2011 Flinders College Archaeological Society (ArchSoc) V . P .
A student’s existence is filled with research. Now classes at college started again, forcing me a great awaken, hrs spent searching for any carpark after which finally making to campus simply to uncover the information you visited get and focus on isn’t there.
Now I’ve been focusing on promoting a facebook page. “Take the Plunge – Safeguard Australia’s Heritage ” is really a page produced to advertise the UNESCO 2001 Convention for that Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage and it is ratification through the Australian Government. Several students (including myself) developed this site in an effort to promote this questionable subject towards the public, in addition to students and professionals. On the website is really a downloadable letter that may be delivered to our Pm Julia Gillard. The letter lists advantageous points of ratifying the Convention additionally to mentioning that almost all of the WW2 wrecks from the coast and far away aren’t protected. To date this site has spread like wildfire, appearing on the majority of museum, college, dive groups and your customers pages that it may. It’s also made its way via facebook overseas. On Friday 29th the page arrived at 100 ‘likes’ and also the letter viewed over 350 occasions! Throughout the week we made the decision that people must take this chance to transmit letters with other people of parliament which have reached the writing stages. This site and it is process will also be being considered by another person in the audience and myself for any poster, to become presented in the 2011 AIMA Conference.
In addition, my thesis in my Masters in Maritime The archaeology of gortyn is within its research phase, and for that reason, never not even close to my thoughts. Time spent making lists and studying previous theses and publications isn’t interesting towards the outdoors observer. However, in my studies earlier this week’s efforts happen to be fruitful, and, simultaneously, rather incredible. In front of me I’m able to expect to shuffling all things in museum policies and exhibitions. On my small list: many telephone calls and much more emails.
Among the popular features of my week was stumbling across an extremely amusing book within the College bookshop. “The Archaeologists Book of Quotations” by K. Kris Hirst offered me a good laugh just flicking with the pages. Pride of place at the outset of the blurb is really a quote from Kent V. Flannery, “Hell, I don’t break the earth periodically to ‘reaffirm my status’. I actually do it because the archaeology of gortyn remains the most enjoyable you could have together with your pants on”. I believe this covers the emotions on most archaeologists, probably because of constantly spent researching in libraries and also at desks!