SYDNEY HARBOUR YHA and THE BIG DIG ARCHAEOLOGY EDUCATION CENTRE
Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre is an exciting development in The Rocks, featuring budget accommodation, heritage interpretation and a hands-on archaeology education experience.
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May, as part of National Archaeology Week 2015
The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend 2015 took place on Friday 15 – Sunday 17 May 2015. Not only was it a successful and enjoyable weekend but important conservation work was achieved.
Participants enjoyed a practical introduction to historical archaeology and furthered their understanding of The Rocks as a unique heritage area of Sydney. Their feedback included:
“[The Big Dig was] a very valuable experience, opening doors to learn more.”
“The enthusiasm of Helen and Alison in sharing knowledge in a very accessible manner.”
“[I was] given the chance to apply myself to all areas of archaeology.”
Our sincere thanks go to Dr Craig Barker from the Nicholson Museum for his wonderful talk exploring the links between the detective fiction of Agatha Christie to the work of archaeologists, to David McBeath from OHM Consultants, to Dr Wayne Johnson from Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, and to the always welcoming teams at Sydney Observatory, the Rocks Discovery Museum
and Susannah Place Museum. Special thanks go to the truly marvelous Helen Nicholson who lead the ‘dig’ and so generously imparted her wealth of knowledge, expertise and experiences. Thank you!
We will be organizing the next Big Dig Archaeology Weekend for National Archaeology Week 2016, scheduled for May 2016. If you’d like to apply for a place, or have any other queries about the weekend, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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