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.
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|
|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
|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 Haglund is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Queensland, Australia.
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)
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Read this article about Laila Haglund and the founding of AACAI.
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.
In 2014 the Fund awarded monies to: