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VIC | Metro Tunnel Archaeological digs site tour

Join the EIANZ Metro Tunnel archaeological digs site tour (Town Hall station) to see the state’s biggest ever archaeological investigation.

This is a members only site tour and places are extremely limited. Registrations are essential.

Ahead of excavation works for the Metro Tunnel, archaeologists and heritage experts will use excavators, shovels and hand trowels to sift through layers of rock and soil to uncover archaeological remains and artefacts dating back 180 years and earlier. Based on previous archaeological digs in Melbourne, it’s possible that more than two million artefacts will be unearthed across 10 sites in the CBD.

These investigations will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unearth a whole landscape of early Melbourne that will tell the story of our city’s historic settlement, growth and change. The tour would include brief history of the site, archaeology process description and current site explanation, followed by a tour of the processing area including the steps required for cataloguing and preservation.

For further details of the Metro Tunnel archaeological digs and Town Hall station site history: https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/about-the-project/archaeology-and-heritage https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/about-the-project/archaeology-and-heritage/town-hall-station

Event details

When: 17 Sep 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Town Hall Station (Metro Tunnel)
13 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Cost: Free - Members only event

Contact: Central office on 03 8593 4140, office@eianz.org or vic-events@eianz.org

Register now and secure your attendance


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