The science communication ("scicomm") landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, as has public interaction with archaeological knowledge and sites. Screens now mediate most of these interactions, particularly remote ones. Screens have a distinct advantage: they allow for movement where paper representations do not. I will discuss the undoing of the fixity of archaeological representations of Aboriginal cultural landscapes, specifically via moving mapping representations resulting from phenomenological counter-mapping investigations of Gummingurru, a Jarowair-Wakka Wakka stone arrangement site. 

About the presenter

Ms. E. Jaydeyn Thomas is currently the Coordinator and Curator of the Bass Strait Maritime Centre in Devonport, Tasmania, Jaydeyn Thomas moved from Queensland in 2015 to take up the position of Curator at the Burnie Regional Museum. Jaydeyn is currently completing a PhD in archaeology at The University of Queensland in Brisbane. This study is based on mapping representations of Aboriginal cultural landscapes, with a site focus on Gummingurru, a stone arrangement site in south east Queensland. 


About Archaeology Working Papers

The Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series provides a forum for dissemination of archaeological research and ideas amongst UQ archaeology students and staff. All students are invited to attend the series and postgraduate students, from honours upwards, are invited to present their research. The aim is to provide opportunities for students, staff and those from outside UQ, to present and discuss their work in an informal environment. It is hoped that anyone interested in current archaeological directions, both within and outside the School and University, will be able to attend and contribute to the series.