Archaeology at next Port Arthur Talk

May 14, 2004

Parry Kostoglou from Archaeological Services Tasmania will discuss the practice of archaeology at the next Port Arthur Talk.

Archaeological sites and their contents have high cultural reputations in Europe and even the layperson in faraway Australia will read with excitement new discoveries made abroad by archaeologists. But what of Tasmanian archaeology?

We too enjoy a rich cultural legacy that has endured beneath the ground in so many varied forms. By way of example, the speaker will discuss four archaeological excavations involving a Chinese miner’s camp, a Jewish cemetery, the South Hobart Female Factory and early sealers camps on Heard Island in order to highlight scientific dividends that could more fully benefit the community given sufficient goodwill and commitment.


Wednesday 19 May, 2004 5.30 p.m.

At the Museum/Asylum Building, Port Arthur Historic Site