Not many people realise the amount of work that occurs behind the scenes of an archeaological dig. After the 'fun part' of digging in the trench, every artifact that has been collected must be cleaned, categorised, bagged, tagged, measured and catalogued before it can be either put on display or stored.
Here at Pt Arthur we have an onsite lab where volunteers are carefully preparing aritacts found at the current Hospital site dig. Some artifacts from previous digs are now on display, which the public are welcome to come and look at.
(pictured: Lauren and Emily cleaning nails.)