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.