Centre for Archaeological Science

The mike morwood memorial website

A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Visit Mike's memorial website.

Within the site are stories and anecdotes written by people who knew Mike well, several galleries of photos depicting images of Mike throughout his life and career as well as media and multimedia items centred on Mike (such as recordings of public lectures an obituaries).

If you wish to contribute something to the website, whether it be memories of Mike or photos, please contact kat@uow.edu.au

Thai archaeologyExcavating ancient knowledge through archaeology partnership

Prehistoric shell artefacts excavated from ancient graves in Thailand have been under the microscope at UOW thorough a joint project with a renowned Thai archaeologist.

Professor Thanik Lertcharnrit, of Silpakorn University, has been a guest of UOW at the Centre for Archaeological Science’s Zooarchaeology Laboratory, which is one of the few labs worldwide that focusses on the detailed analysis of archaeological shell artefacts.

Professor Lertcharnrit and UOW’s Associate Professor Kat Szabó have been conducting analysis of the Iron Age artefacts that were recently excavated at a site called Phromthin Tai.

The excavation site focuses on a small ancient moated town in central Thailand that was though to have been first occupied during the late Bronze Age (circa 700 to 500 BCE).

The Iron Age layers contain the bulk of shell artefacts and are dated from approximately 500 BC to 500 AD.