is the support website for The Archaeologist’s
Field Handbook by Heather Burke and Claire Smith. It includes
downloadable versions of useful forms from the book, an
Australian heritage directory, and international codes
of ethics for
editor of the first field guide in 1968, I compare that
slim volume with this outstanding, compendious
and wise advice, which demonstrates the sophistication of
present best practice. An essential aid for beginners and
Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney
a clear and
detailed manual on the basic principles and practice of archaeological
field survey, investigation and record in the modern context
of legislative and ethical accountability.'
Jack Golson, Emeritus Professor of Prehistory, Australian
‘ Many young archaeologists (and some older ones) will creep
into their tents to consult this useful manual before emerging
confident and smiling to carry on their excavation.'
Sharon Sullivan, James Cook University
‘This book provides a wealth of practical
advice nicely balanced with necessary ethical considerations.
is no substitute for archaeological training and experience
in the field, this book provides a superior aide-memoire.'
Sandra Bowdler, Centre for Archaeology, University of Western
An impressive tour de force…With this volume
in their knapsacks, budding archaeologists and consultants
any other to undertake fieldwork in Australia.'
Jay Hall, Head of Archaeology, University of Queensland