Nearly, but not quite

No, this is not an update on the excavation. It’s all still deathly quiet at the site – bar the raucous cries of lonely Horus and Boris. Instead, it is my absolute pleasure to bring you another publication. This time, it’s in the proceedings of the...

The work goes on…

Though we aren’t excavating anymore, we are still very busy. There’s a lot of research that still needs doing into the evolution and use of the workshops’ space, as well as the lifecourses of the men who worked within it. The team are busily...

Sort of related…

Hi all. Thought some of you may be interested in our latest article that has come out in Australian Archaeology: ‘Landscapes of production and punishment: LiDAR and the process of feature identification and analysis at a Tasmanian convict station’. It...

The Mothballing

Being a bunch of joiners, we’ve decided to do like the rest of the world and cease our business until the nasty virus goes away. Unlike many, we are in the lucky position of just being able to put things on hiatus until we come back. This is a critical part of...

The Dig Daemon

Apparently, if you wish hard enough, your dirt cleaning woes will be sorted by the manifestation of this apparition: After a particularly windy eve, we arrived on site to find this Daemon wandering about. Though we were frightened and a little confused by his...

Still here, digging away

Your favourite team of dedicated archaeologists are still plugging away at Port Arthur. As proof of that, here is a photo from this afternoon: Seven of us are working away on the excavation, like a bunch of individually-identifiable, colourfully-hatted dwarfs. In this...