Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Archaeologists farewelled... come back soon!

Councillor Barry Lathey, back right, called at Willow Court
this afternoon to farewell archaeologists Calvin Logan, left,
Heather Burke, Lynley Wallis and Bob Stone.
PARTICIPANTS in the third annual Willow Court archaeology field school have downed tools after a successful three-week long investigation.

While most of the student participants finished their work early last week, a small team remained on site until today, continuing underfloor excavations, cataloguing artifacts, scanning documents and conducting oral history interviews.

Late this afternoon, it was announced that the inaugural recipient of the Wallis Heritage Consulting Archaeological Fieldwork Bursary was Calvin Logan of the Archaeology Department at Flinders University.

"Calvin has just spent three weeks carrying out research at Willow Court, on a joint historical archaeology project with the Derwent Valley Council led by Associate Professor Heather Burke of Flinders University," WHC principal Lynley Wallis said.

"Calvin will be completing his honours thesis on an analysis of the materials excavated from under the floor boards in several of the rooms in the Barracks (the oldest building on the site, dating to c1830)," she said. Congratulations Calvin and good luck with the thesis!

Meanwhile, work continues on site at Willow Court on the development of the Agrarian Kitchen's restaurant in Bronte House/B Ward. The owners have recently advertised for staff including a restaurant manager.

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