Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Archaeology field school at half-way mark

TEN Flinders University students and their archaeology professor are half-way through a field school at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk. The group arrived last Thursday and Friday and had a familiarisation session on Saturday before getting under way on Sunday.

The Willow Court Project is one of four being pursued by the university at present, alongside the MacKillop Memorial Park Project in Penola, South Australia; Archaeological Traces of the Seven Stars Hotel in Mallala, South Australia; and the Calperum Station Project, also in South Australia.

Expected to be the first of a series of annual field schools at Willow Court, this initial course is not conducting excavations. Instead, the students are mainly cataloguing items that were retained when the hospital closed in 2000, as well as material found during the current restoration work.

The field school ends on Saturday.

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