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Historic Archaeology in Tasmania: Willow Court

G’day! My second port of call on this Global Archaeology journey was Tasmania where I have been delving into the Historic Archaeology of Australia’s convict era. I joined the archaeological team and fieldschool run by Dr. Heather Burke of Flinder’s University at the now empty institution, Willow Court. The main goal for this season was to prepare for the excavations… Read more →

Noho iho rā New Zealand! Goodbye!

Goodbye New Zealand! Noho iho rā! I had a fantastic start to my Global Archaeology journey and it is very difficult to summarise all I saw and experienced in New Zealand. Physically my time there was often challenging: it was very hot and humid which made it difficult to excavate. There was a heat wave in the North Island while… Read more →

Pā: visiting Maori archaeology

Archaeology tourism in New Zealand One of the wonderful things about being an archaeologist is that you get to interact first hand with physical evidence of the past that hasn’t been seen for hundreds if not thousands of years. While in New Zealand I’ve been excavating archaeological remains that aren’t visible on the ground surface. When the topsoil is removed… Read more →

Digging in the Bay of Plenty

Archaeology emergency! When I arrived in New Zealand the plan was that I would spend a few days doing some desk-based research in Hamilton. This was to give me some time to get over my jet-lag and do my safety inductions before going out onto site. However, mid-morning of day two I was asked if I would pack up and… Read more →

Guest post on

In addition to the Global Archaeology Blog I will be writing a guest blog for my good friends at DigVentures! If you are interested in trying out a dig for yourself DigVentures offers opportunities for any level of experience and/or interest. Check out my first installment here: DigVentures – Global Archaeology: around the world in 12 digs Read more →