Qld: The Archaeology of Bottles


Event Details


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 Wednesday 17 May:

The Archaeology of Bottles with Nick Hadnutt

We often use various bottles and other containers every day with little thought about the process of creating, designing, using and discarding them. Archaeologists have recognised the high research value of bottles from the archaeological record in gaining insight into the communities that created and used the bottles. Bottles can give us insight into manufacturing and design techniques, marketing and distribution of the contents, trends and popular foods and beverages as well as recycling and discarding of the bottles. Take an opportunity to view some of the bottles from the Museum’s collection and perhaps see something from your childhood.