Coming To The End!

Well, nearly there! This semester has been a challenge! I have also had severe technical difficulties which is the reason for my lack of blogs.
Anyway…Fern Avenue has certainly been interesting!

After searching through 13 boxes of excavated materials I was a bit disappointed to see that the condition of most of the artefacts wasn’t great. It was also from a few different time periods and not all related to the site! (Like the little car!)

Originally dug by Jody Steele and Tim Owen who organised it as a public archaeology dig, the contents of the boxes were definitely¬†varied. There are pieces missing from the collection, there are a variety of different labels and there doesn’t seem to be any kind of plan to what was collected. There are a few bits of plastic that some Year 3 children¬†excitedly bagged!

Although it appears to be a bit of a mish-mashed collection, it will be very interesting to assess its significance and hopefully be able to repatriate some or all to the Unley Museum or the Community Gardens.

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One response to “Coming To The End!

  1. >Heh, I think my friend (with the 3 sons) has a whole bunch of artefacts like this one at the bottom of her garden. I dont suppose they are very valuable tho…