Archaeology in Port Adelaide?
Over the past 170 years ground surfaces in Port Adelaide have been built up to counteract flooding. This has buried the remains of nineteenth century buildings and artefacts below the present street level. This buried nineteenth century landscape is unique in
Few details are presently known about this archaeological heritage, however the small amount of work already completed has contributed to national and international research and has been published in national and international archaeology journals and books.
What is community archaeology?
Port Adelaide Community Archaeology recognises the interest of the wider community in the history and heritage of Port Adelaide. It aims to provide opportunities for people to learn about and become involved in Port Adelaide’s archaeology.
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If you are interested in learning more about Port Adelaide Community Archaeology please contact Adam Paterson, Department of Archaeology,
Adam Paterson, PhD Candidate is the principal researcher for the Port Adelaide Community Archaeology Project. He is based at Flinders University and spends several days a week in Port Adelaide, working from the office of the South Australian Maritime Museum. Adam’s research will examine how public involvement in historical archaeology can contribute to cultural heritage management.