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.

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Archaeology in The Rocks returns March 2014!

Susannah Place Museum and Sydney Learning Adventures present Archaeology in The Rocks a full-day, interactive program for Stage 6 Ancient History students, starting at The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre.

During the program students will:

  • Hear a practising archaeologist discuss their latest work in the field and reflect on the role of archaeology, science and history in contemporary society.
  • Visit Parbury Ruins, an archaeological site where the foundations of an 1820’s cottage are preserved below ground.
  • Experience The Big Dig site with some hands-on analysis of artefacts discovered during the excavations.
  • Explore Susannah Place Museum, built in 1844, on a tour focusing on archeological evidence, interpretation and how the past is reconstructed by a museum.
  • Tour The Rocks Discovery Museum to get an insider’s perspective on interpreting collections to the public.
  • Practice skills of questioning, hypothesizing, analysing and interpreting.

Week 1:  10 - 14 March 2014

Week 2:  17 – 21 March 2014

Cost:       $20.00 per student

Bookings:     Bookings are now open. For more information contact Helen at Sydney Living Museums on (02) 8313 5640 or at helenej@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

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The Big Dig
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'The Big Dig' archaeological excavations began in 1994, attracting enormous public and media interest.

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Education Centre
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The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre is a free-standing, purpose built educational facility.

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Education Programs
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A range of exciting education programs are offered at The Big Dig.

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Archaeology Weekend
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Get hands-on and excavate a section of The Big Dig site!

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YHA
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Sydney Harbour YHA is the largest archaeological urban development ever completed in Australia.

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