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Let’s Dig!

Let’s Dig!

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  • Sun 16 Oct ’16, 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Heritage New Zealand is teaming up with Underground Overground Archaeology to recreate an excavation pit in The Arts Centre, one of the most significant collections of heritage buildings in New Zealand.

It’s your chance to be an archaeologist and discover, recover and interpret surviving evidence of past human activity.

Archaeologists are historical detectives. When you dig, you become a time traveller. Artefacts provide clues and evidence of our ancestors’ lives.

Bones and bottles, pipes and plates, tools and toys - all are parts of a jigsaw puzzle that reveal the mysteries of the past.

This outdoor activity and exhibition are suitable for all ages. It's part of BECA Heritage Week, run by the Christchurch City Council.

Need more info?
Call or email Melissa Reimer, Heritage New Zealand Outreach Coordinator Canterbury & West Coast
Phone: 03 363 1882 or 027 266 5307 or Email: mreimer@heritage.org.nz.

BECA Heritage Week is run by the Christchurch City Council. Visit their website to see the full programme of events: http://ccc.govt.nz/heritageweek.

Spread the word: #chcheritage

Find out more about Heritage New Zealand and the work we do: http://www.heritage.org.nz/.

Check out the Underground Overground Archaeology blog for cool pics and interesting info about local discoveries.

All images courtesy of Underground Overground Archaeology.

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