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Field Work

Flinders University Palaeontology Society organised yearly field trips that are open to all members. Field trips provide members with fossil excavation experience in various forms of fossil deposits including cave deposits. 

FUPS field trips take place in various localities around Australia including Bone Gulch (North West of Wentworth, NSW), Alcoota (North East of Alice Springs, NT), Naracoorte Caves (SA), Kangaroo Island, and Hookina Creek (near the Flinders Rangers). The 2018 field trip to the Naracoorte caves took FUPS members adventure caving and sorting through the collected fossils from the Naracoorte deposits. In 2019, FUPS traveled North to Alcoota to excavate the bones of Australia's large, extinct megafauna in 8 million year old deposits.

All information on field trips is emailed to FUPS members during organisation, so keep an eye on your inboxes!

Field trips are usually subsidised by FUPS and the Flinders University Student Association and places are limited. For this reason, preference is given to current Flinders students. You must also be over 18 to attend (we don't make the rules- its a University thing).

Have a look in our gallery for some great photos of previous FUPS field trips.