NSW: Forgotten Pyrmont


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In 2017 over 8 weeks, EMM Consulting conducted an archaeological salvage excavation of a site on the Pyrmont Peninsula. The site had been buried beneath a car park for 40 years after the buildings were demolished. The team expected an archaeological site with the remains of cottages, cess pits and hopefully a well or two. What we found was a small neighbourhood that had been left behind when the rest of the peninsula was being connected to the modern world. This lecture will be presented by Pamela Kottaras, who is the secondary excavation director on the project. The project hosted two Macquarie University Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) interns during the fieldwork and is being assisted with the artefact analysis by a mix of PACE interns and Bachelor of Archaeology students.

When: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 5-6.30pm

Where: Seminar Room, Museum of Ancient Cultures, Level 3, Building X5B, 29 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University