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Port Arthur public archaeology dig 2009 – Tasmania

October 21, 2008

Archaeology at Port Arthur is recognised as an essential tool for enabling people to experience and participate in the processes of learning about the past and to assist in the conservation of physical evidence. The Site hosts an annual summer archaeology programme, inviting participation from volunteers with diverse backgrounds in field and laboratory-based work.  Public archaeology has a high profile at Port Arthur, and includes family excavations, tours of the diggings and interpretive displays during January and February.

Get involved

Archaeology Alive – public archaeology
For more than 30 years, archaeology has revealed much of the forgotten history of Port Arthur – from the daily workings of the penal colony to the intimate details of domestic life. Join our archaeology team this summer to hear some of the stories and help us uncover more.

January 11 – 21 2009 (except Saturdays) 10 – 11.30am and 2.45 – 4pm
Join our team in the trench and get your hands dirty as you experience archaeology close-up. Younger visitors especially welcome.


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