A look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year

NZ Archaeology Week – “Archaeology Is Rubbish!!”

Past Events

28 April 2021  from 11am

Duration 2 hours

Come and join us for a fun session of archaeology detective work!!
Archaeologists can learn a lot about who was living in places by the rubbish that they find in archaeological sites. Food scraps, tools & clothing can all help tell a story of what life was like!
Join us to sort through the “rubbish” and see if you can work out who lived here!!
Children $2.00 each & adults by koha.
Children must be supervised by an adult.
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