AQUA 2014 Mildura Conference – Back to the core!

29.06 - 04.07.2014  
Mildura, Australia
Contact person:
Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AQUA is celebrating its 30th anniversary by returning to where it all began. The Grand Hotel in Mildura hosted the first conference of the new association back in 1985 and we are honoured to have a good number of the original participants with us.

During the meeting, we will journey to the heartland of the Quaternary in Australia – the Willandra Lakes. The region that defined our unique geormorphology and crystallised the antiquity and significance of our first people. We will revisit old sites and learn of recent advances.

To pave the way forward, we encourage all people with an interest in the Quaternary to attend, particularly those of related fields, such as archaeology and environmental management, to attend.

Proposed session programme

Prehistoric Human Impact in Australia
New research in Willandra
Old sites revisited
Role of the Oceans and Ice
Lakes, Dunes, Dust and Soils
Lessons from rivers
The role of the Quaternary to inform management
CELL50K– interhemispheric comparsions
Open session

Field trips

Murray Cliffs and Palaeochannels 27th-28th June. From Mildura-Mildura (Hope)
Palaeochannels, dunes and floodplains. Sydney-Mildura (Hesse and White)

Murray wetlands afternoon 2nd July (Reeves)

Post Conference:
Lake Mungo – “Lite”. Friday 4th July.
Lake Mungo for keeps. Saturday 5th July.

Possible additions include a tour of the NW Victorian salt lakes (from Melbourne) and a trip from Adelaide.

Keep an eye on the AQUA website for further details as they emerge. 

Registering and abstract submission

Submit abstracts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17th of March, 2014.

Student travel awards up to $500 available for AQUA members, funded by AINSE and AQUA.