Quakes expose hidden artefacts in Christchurch

Started by gash, May 14, 2016, 12:58:49 pm

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As earthquake damaged central Christchurch buildings have been demolished over the last five years and sites cleared, archaeologists have been on-site gaining a unique insight into the past.

Anyone doing earthworks on a site which had activity prior to 1900 has to have an archaeologist on site during demolition, and that has lead to thousands of sites in Christchurch being assessed.

Katherine Watson, the director and senior archaeologist at Underground Overground Archaeology, said it had been a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Underground Overground, in conjunction with the television show Heritage Rescue, have put together an exhibition of some of the items which they have found over the last few years.

Read full story here  http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/303830/quakes-expose-hidden-artefacts-in-christchurch
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