As explained at length in the past, archaeologists don’t much like the use of the word ‘treasure‘. But this really is an archaeological treasure trove – lots and lots of artefacts, from which we shall learn lots and lots of fantastic information. Angel is responsible for this beautifully excavated feature, which we think was probably associated with the London and Paris House, a fancy goods store on Colombo Street in the 1860s and early 1870s. Enjoy!
The beginning… Image: A. Trendafilov.
This brick-lined feature was, as you can see, chock-full of artefacts, most of which were concentrated at the top of the feature, indicating that there were at least two deposition events. Image: A. Trendafilov.
A slightly different view of the feature. Image: A. Trendafilov.
A fabulous water filter, from London (it’s the second one of these we’ve found, but this one’s far more complete). Image: A. Trendafilov.
The base of that fabulous water filter. Image: A. Trendafilov.
Ceramics, waiting to be excavated. Image: A. Trendafilov.
A cup, possibly bearing a message for a child? Image: A. Trendafilov.
All done! Well, nearly. Next up: analysis and research and more great stories! Image: A. Trendafilov.
A happy archaeologist! Image: H. Williams.