AASV6_2016 AASV: Prehistoric worked bone &antler at Ugurlu, Gokceada. The role of Greek &Roman public architecture in the city scape -University of Melbourne Student presentations.
Thursday, 15 September 2016 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)
- Simon trained as a classical archaeologist, his specialty lying in the field of the emergence of Greek and Roman urbanism; specifically the Hellenistic style poleis in Asia Minor from the 2nd century BC to the Roman Imperial period. His focus is on city planning, building types and their evolution, equations of social identity and the difficulties in defining ancient identity. He also engages in 3D technology, its application to archaeology through photogrammetry and 3D printers as well as developing virtual environments using the Unity platform. He is exploring virtual reality’s practical application to excavation, archaeological reconstruction and artefact recording as well as its commercial potential.
When & Where
Archaeological & Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)
The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria was formed in 1976 through the amalgamation of two societies, the Anthropological Society of Victoria and the Archaeological Society of Victoria. Although one was formed 30 years before the other both owed their origin to inspiring lectures given by singularly gifted academic lecturers to what were largely non-academic audiences. Both lecturers were on the staff of the University of Melbourne but stimulated the enthusiasm of people outside the university community.
The AASV welcomes members from all walks of life: professional archaeologists and anthropologists, students, and interested laypeople. We hold monthly meetings with free lectures covering a wide range of topics from the broad disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, and we offer a range of activities including fieldtrips and the opportunity to participate on archaeological digs. While the Pacific region has a special place in the work of the Society, lectures cover a wide range of topics and regions across the world. Links with the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University and Monash are strong with both staff and students regularly speaking to the society about their work.