Underground Overground Archaeology display

There’s lots of rubbish on display at South Library!

Well, once upon a time, some of it may have been rubbish. Now, however, the broken crockery, old bottles, fragmented clay pipes and fragmented porcelain dolls are important clues to historic lives in Christchurch.

Demolition of buildings built prior to 1900 requires an archaeological survey and sign-off as a requirement under the Historic Places Act. Consequently, archaeologists from Underground Overground Archaeology have been finding lots of interesting artefacts that show us how people lived in Christchurch – back when Europeans were relatively recent immigrants to this country.
Underground Overground Archaeology displayUnderground Overground Archaeology display

The display is at South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham at least until mid March.

Beth Clayton
South Library

3 thoughts on “Underground Overground Archaeology display

  1. liinda blackwell 10 February 2014 / 12:04 pm

    I found that very interesting to read.I have otten thought about what must be under these old buildings that are coming down,would love to have a dig,myself,so much history.

  2. Gallivanta 10 February 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Underground Overground are doing such a wonderful job. Their Blog and Facebook pages are fascinating.

  3. liinda blackwell 10 February 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Thankyou very much for telling me,i will follow them now

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