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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Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May, as part of National Archaeology Week 2015

ThBig Dig Weekend 2015 d low rese 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 alwaysBig Dig Weekend 2015 e low res 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 thebigdig@yha.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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