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2016 TOM AUSTEN BROWN LECTURE

When
MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2016 | 6.00-7.30pm

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NEW LAW SCHOOL LECTURE THEATRE 101

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The value of archaeology in environmental conservation is easily demonstrated through exemplary case studies.

Environmental Conservation and Archaeology
by
Dr Steve Wolverton
University of North Texas
Archaeologists increasingly contribute data and perspectives to conservation biology, restoration ecology, and environmental science.  Although zooarchaeology, and to a lesser extent archaeobotany, have led the way, what archaeology truly has to offer stems from the unique nature of the discipline.  Archaeology is the only field of study that offers a long-term record of human-environmental interactions.  There are two major contributions that archaeologists provide conservationists, one philosophical and one empirical.  The value of archaeology in environmental conservation is easily demonstrated through exemplary case studies.
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Elia Mamprin
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Professor Peter Hiscock
To find out more, visit
sydney.edu.au/arts/archaeology