Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Michael excavating a shoe
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Brick with the broard arrow
There has also been alot happening in the Lab! Cleaning, Sorting and Cataloguing. The special or diagnostic artefacts are also being drawn, by our talented volunteers Sarah and Michelle, and photographed by a few others. The photography process can also help identify atrefacts that combine to make a vessel or ornament when they have been found in different parts of the trench. Below is Me (Laus) puting the final piece on a 20th century ornamental Clogg with a blue image of windmills and water (pictured further below).
The visitors center here at Port Arthur is very informative and interactive. Pictured is Ally being sentanced and also in shackles.That just about brings you up to speed for the moment,
Lauren (a humble volunteer)
Monday, January 14, 2008
Kara and Jasmine
PS Tash is the best break dancer in Radelaide
Well take care
Tash - volunteer and best break dancer in Radelaide!
[pictured left to right , Jody , Michelle , Sara , K.B , Will ,Dr.Timbo and Lauren]
Sunday, January 13, 2008
So far there has been lots happening over here at Port Arthur. The Hospital dig is going well and some interesting finds are being excavated- a trade token from a shop in Hobart Town was uncovered, lots of hand made nails, made by the boys from Point Puer during convict times. Also a convict made vessel with a green lead glaze was excavated from near the Separate Prison and was cleaned in the Lab last Thursday. The majority of the pieces of this vessel were jigsaw puzzled back into the greater part of the vessel.
The weather here for excavation ranges from a hot and windy 30 degrees to cold gale force winds and this can occur in the space of one day! It rained for the first time this morning and there are gale force winds forcast, hopefully this won't interfere too much with the advancement of the excavations.