Our research on show at the New Zealand Archaeological Association conference 2021

A couple of weeks ago the NZAA’s annual conference was held in Taupō, and the Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project was there sharing our research and telling the archaeology community about all the amazing things we have learned from our project! There was a whole session focused on historic cemeteries research – which suited us perfectly.  In … Continue reading Our research on show at the New Zealand Archaeological Association conference 2021

Life on the goldfields – more multicultural than you think?

Part of our work in the historic cemeteries has involved looking at where people came to Otago from during the early colonial period. You might not think we need to do this – surely we have ship’s records and censuses that tell us all about who was in New Zealand and where they came from … Continue reading Life on the goldfields – more multicultural than you think?

Four seasons in one day! Report from the field at Drybread

We've been rather busy excavating at Drybread Cemetery over the last month. There's been lots to do and over the next little while we'll be reporting on our findings as we start to analyse them. But while we're readjusting to life back at home we thought you might like a little insight into life on … Continue reading Four seasons in one day! Report from the field at Drybread