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.
The display is at South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham at least until mid March.
- Visit Underground Overground Archaeology’s Facebook page
- Check out their Christchurch Uncovered blog