What's on: Night Talk: Unexpected excavations – Ultimo, what lies beneath
Join us as we celebrate National Archaeology Week with archaeology and heritage specialist Jennie Lindbergh.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 21 May 2013
- Doors open at 6.30pm cheese and wine. One-hour lecture begins promptly at 7.00pm.
- Australian Museum, entry via William Street
- $30 (Members: $20)
About the talk
In the summer of 2011, the Museum’s Archaeology & Heritage unit undertook a historical archaeology project on behalf of UTS.
Join us to celebrate National Archaeology Week and hear from excavation director Jennie Lindbergh as she recalls the amazing discoveries found beneath 14–28 Ultimo Road.
Although the history of the site was known, the remains uncovered were entirely unexpected and more extensive than indicated by the historical records.
After battling against the bad luck of a very wet summer, the team didn’t expect to find much beneath the extensive remains of an 1874 terrace, but to their delight uncovered the remains of cottages built in the 1850s.
About the speaker
Since early 2007, Jennie Lindbergh has been working at the Australian Museum as AMBS Senior Project Manager. She extended the breadth of AMBS’ consulting skills to include historic heritage projects as well the traditional consulting base of Aboriginal heritage.
With over 20 years of experience in heritage consultancy, Jennie has expertise in built, industrial and landscape heritage and historical archaeology.
How to book
Book online below or phone us on 9320 6225.