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ItemResearch by the Department of Anthropology, The Australian Museum(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Specht, JimDepartment research activities. ItemActivities of the Archaeological Society of Victoria Concerning the Confluence Site of the Dry Creek and the Maribyrnong River in 1974/75.(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Gallus, AlexanderA grant from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies has made it possible to begin ordering of the large archaeological material and of the relevant field notes which have accumulated since collection of material began in 1952. Excavation by the Archaeological Society at this site began in 1966. The excavations made it possible to produce a comprehensive stratigraphy of the confluence area. ItemCurrent Research at the Department Of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of New England(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Connah, GrahamResearch interests include topics outside as well as inside Australia, for instance my own work on the Late Stone Age and Iron Age of West Africa has recently led to the publication of the Archaeology of Benin, by Oxford University Press. Further material is in preparation for publication concerning the Lake Chad area of N.E. Nigeria. Likewise, Iain Davidson is presently completing work on man-environment relationships during the late Pleistocene in Spain. ItemFurther Radiocarbon Dates from Cave Bay Cave, Hunter Island, North-West Tasmania(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Bowdler, SandraMan's presence in Tasmania during the Pleistocene was recently demonstrated by a radiocarbon date of 18,550 + 600 BP from Cave Bay Cave, Hunter Island. Further excavation was carried out at this site during January and February of this year, and more radiocarbon dates are to hand. The archaeological sequence suggested before has been considerably clarified, and the new dates extend the antiquity of man in the region by some 4,000 years. ItemRecent Research in South Western Prehistory(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Dortch, CharlesThe Devil's Lair investigations continue to be the most important single research project in the prehistory of south western Australia. The small group of excavators from the Western Australian Museum (J. Balme, C. Dortch, D. Merrilees and J. Porter) completed their fifth field season in April 1975. ItemRestoration of Aboriginal Rock Art: The Moral Problem(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Maynard, LesleyLike every other human culture, traditional Aboriginal culture produced a variety of material objects whose physical forms conformed to patterns dictated by social pressures. The paper discusses the role of art in traditional Aboriginal society, and how European attitudes towards “art” may affect the procedures adopted in respect of Aboriginal Art. ItemArchaeology in The Northern Territory(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Crosby, EleanorWork done by the A.I.A.S. Sites of Significance Programme, has identified a number of sites during the year. Sites already recorded in the Department of Aboriginal Affairs files and in the Institute of Aboriginal Studies register are also included. ItemCanberra Archaeological Society - 1974-5(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Pike, GrahamIncreasing governmental awareness of the need for conservation of not only the environment but of the country's heritage, and the almost unbelievable speed at which Canberra's suburbs are sprawling across former grazing lands, have combined to give the Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS) its first fieldwork for a couple of years. ItemCurrent Work in the Anthropology Museum, University Of Queensland(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Lauer, Peter K.Current work in the Anthropology Museum covers the whole spectrum of museology, and comprises cataloguing, display, conservation, teaching, field research and publication. ItemFieldwork in Victoria(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Coutts, Peter J FIn January this year, Richard Wright and Robert Glenney conducted excavations at Lancefield to try and determine whether the extinct marsupial fauna found in the lake deposits were associated with man. ItemArchaeology in South Australia - A Report on Recent Work(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Pretty, G.L.The South Australian Museum has since 1972 operated as a division of the South Australian Department of Environment and Conservation. It operates by authority of the Museum Act (1939). The work of investigating archaeological sites, curating collections and supplying information about them falls to the Anthropology and Archaeology Branch. The work of gazetting, reserving, protecting and inspecting sites of public significance falls to the Museum's Aboriginal and Historic Relics Section by virtue of the Aboriginal and Historic Relics Preservation Act (1965). This report will detail the work of the South Australian Museum's Anthropology and Archaeology Branch. ItemThe V.O. C. Ship Batavia 1629, Report on the Third Season of Excavation(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10)A report covering the first and second seasons of excavation of the Dutch Indiaman Batavia by the Western Australian Museum has already been published by Green (1975). This paper concentrates on the third season of excavation, 21st December, 1974 to the 2nd June, 1975 and deals with recording techniques, excavation methods and the results achieved. The main task during the 1975 season was to raise the 35 square metres of timber from the after part of the ship at the southern end of the wreck site. Once this work was completed the aim was to continue the excavation in the northern area, towards the bow half of the ship. ItemBroughton Island, N.S.W. Recent Prehistoric use of an Offshore Ocean Island(Australian Archaeological Association, 1975-10) Wright, R.V.S.In June 1974 exceptionally strong winds coincided with high tides on the coast of New South Wales to create damaging waves. Unpublicized results were wave cut sections in middens previously unrecorded. One such exposure was on Broughton Island, which was visited by the author for a day in July 1974.