AACAI

Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Prizes and Awards

The Laila Haglund Prize for Excellence on Consultancy

AACAI is committed to encouraging professionalism and excellence in archaeological consultancy. To this end, AACAI established The Laila Haglund Prize for Excellence in Consultancy to recognise outstanding contribution to consultancy in Australia. The prize is awarded for the paper presented at the AAA Annual Conference that makes the best contribution to consultancy in Australia. The award has been named after Laila Haglund in recognition of her considerable and ongoing contribution to AACAI and professional archaeology in Australia.

Year

Recipients

Paper Title

2016

OliverBrown (Associates Archaeology & Heritage) and Tracey Howie (Guringai TribalLink Aboriginal Corporation)

For their presentation "Hidden Middens:Three case studies of archaeological sites bound up in disturbance and all thesafer for it
2014

David Collard

Rage against the machine: The pros and cons of mechanical test excavation
2013 Ryan Hovingh (Snappy Gum Heritage Services), Ross Stanger (BHP Billiton Iron Ore) and the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation The Warrawandu Walking Trail Project
2012 Doug Williams, Phil Hughes and Marjorie Sullivan Out in the Open: Excavation of Open Artefact Scatters in the Pilbara
2011 Colin Pardoe Door Meten tot Weten: Knowledge Through Measurement, or Measure ‘Til You Die
2010 Alyssa Gilchrist, Paul Irish,
Sharon Lane and Jim Wheeler
Dumbing-Down: The Push Towards Prescription and What this Means for the Future Direction of Archaeological Consulting
2009 Richard Fullagar, Michael Slack, Paul Carr, Brian Jones
and Penny Williamson
Aboriginal Tool Stone of the Central Hammersley Range,
Pilbara, Northwestern Australia
2008 Oliver Macgregor, Alex Mackay, Phil Hughes and Marjorie Sullivan Issues Concerning the Identification of Flaked
Stone Artefacts in a Material-Rich Context
2007 Luke Godwin The Concept of Harm and the Application of the Duty of Care Guidelines in Queensland Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Legislation
2006 Daryl Guse and
Richard Woolfe
Communities of Confidence: Documenting Indigenous
Land-Use and Settlement Patterns from Rock Art
Distribution in Western Arnhem Land
2005 Bill Jeffery Chuuk Lagoon’s World War II Underwater Heritage Sites: Considering this Global Heritage from Different Viewpoints

Dr Laila B. Haglund

Dr Haglund is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Qualifications:
Studied Latin, Greek and Classical Archaeology at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Certificate in Conservation, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma in Prehistory, University of London
MA, University of Queensland
Filosofie Doktor (Prehistory), University of Stockholm

Awards and Professional Activities:
Life Membership, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, awarded 2009
Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI)
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain (RAI) Member, Australian
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Member, Australian Archaeological Association Inc.  (AAA)
Member, ICOMOS Australia
Member, Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc. (ISAA)

For more information, please visit this page.

Read this article about Laila Haglund and the founding of AACAI.

 

 


AACAI Student Support Fund 2016

The AACAI Student Support Fund was established in 2010 to provide financial assistance to Honours and coursework Masters students engaged in research that directly contributes to consulting archaeological practice.  Since then we have distributed $32,350 to 15 recipients. 

AACAI provides a seed fund each year, with the remainder being generously donated by archaeological consultants.  The Fund is managed by a subcommittee of the Association with applications assessed in a regulated process. They are awarded close to the start of the academic year.

Students are able to spend the money in the way that they decide is appropriate, either to support research costs or to assist with living expenses. No receipting of expenses is required; however, the recipient is requested to acknowledge AACAI (and the donor in cases where they have contributed an entire award) in their thesis and any published material resulting from the research. Publication of an abstract in the AACAI journal is also requested, along with a blog post.

2016 Winners:

  • Lorna Cooper (University of Western Australia) An archaeology of the dynamic physical and social landscape of Gallop House, WA: Using geospatial and geophysical techniques to interrogate archival resources within a historical archaeological and heritage management context
  • Karen Horn (University of Western Australia) Paint recipes: Can near infra-red analysis detect anthropogenic organic materials added to ochre to make paint?
  • Sarah Slater (James Cook University) Exploring a novel site expression of Polymesoda erosa in the archaeological record of the South Wellesley Islands
  • Lara Tooby (University of Sydney) Shell monuments: What can shell deposits in Ballina reveal about socio-cultural processes of the past?

2015 Winners:

  • Lee Sheppard (UQ): Cultural heritage offsets in the mining industry
  • Anna Kreij (JCU): Modified landscapes: High-resolution LiDAR mapping and analysis of Indigenous fishtraps
  • Emmy Frost (La Trobe): Investigating Indigenous occupation and subsistence strategies at a late Holocene marine shell hidden in south-western Victoria

In 2014 the Fund awarded monies to:

  • Adrian Mollenmans - An analysis of Narungga fish traps on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
  • B’geela Romano - Managing graffiti and other inscriptions at Fremantle Prison UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Paul Smithson - Scratching the surface: A comparative assessment of a surface stone artifact concentration at a multi component Aboriginal archaeological site from the Weld Range, Western Australia.