What clues can artefacts reveal about our past? Celebrate National Archaeology Week 2017 with the special Meet our Curator sessions at the Queensland Museum. View up close unique artefacts from the Museum’s archaeology collection, discover how archaeologists reconstruct human activity from fragments left behind and find out about research currently being conducted by museum archaeologists.
Date: 1-2pm every day from Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May 2017
Location: Discovery Centre, Level 3, Queensland Museum, cnr Grey & Melbourne, South Bank, South Brisbane
More information: http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2017/05/National+Archaeology+Week#.WPPVXlKB2Rs
On Tuesday 16 May:
Mapping the Past with Geraldine Mate
Historical maps can tell us many things about the past, not least of all how people saw the landscape they lived in. In this Meet our Curator session, Geraldine Mate explores the maps of Mount Shamrock in conjunction with newspaper accounts of the day to show how a sense of 19th century gold mining in Queensland can emerge.