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2023 ASHA Seminar Series – Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project

16 August 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST


In 2023, ASHA is continuing on with our free online seminar series, this time focusing on current archaeological research in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The fourth seminar for 2023 will be on the Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project presented by Dr Peter Petchey on Wednesday 16 August 2023. The seminar will start at 6pm AEST/ 8pm NZST.

The seminar will run for 45 to 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. All bookings will be through Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be sent to your registered email address closer to the date of the seminar.  We look forward to seeing you – virtually!

Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project 

Peter Petchey and Hallie Buckley have been directing the Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project since 2016, studying a number of historic-period cemeteries in Otago New Zealand. It is a joint archaeological/bioarchaeological project, which has been studying the remains of early European and Chinese settlers in rural Otago and the Otago goldfields, with a particular focus on the health, wellbeing, and experiences of the individuals who lived and died in colonial Otago. Four cemeteries have been investigated: St John’s Cemetery, Milton (that served a largely rural community); the Ardrossan Street (old) and Gabriel Street (new) cemeteries in Lawrence (that served a goldfields community); and the Drybread Cemetery in Central Otago (another goldfields community). This talk will present some of the results of the investigations in to the lives of these people, as well as the archaeological landscapes that they lived, worked and died in. The project has been funded by a grant from the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Anatomy Department of Otago University.

Dr Peter Petchey

Peter Petchey is a Dunedin-based archaeological consultant, who specialises in historic and industrial archaeology. His Phd examined the hard rock mining technology of the New Zealand goldfields, in particular the stamper battery and related processing plant together with the power sources that were employed. He has also worked extensively in Thailand and Myanmar on a wide range of sites spanning the neolithic period up until the colonial period in what was then Burma.

Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project,

For more information on the Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project, please visit the project website: https://southernsettlerarchaeology.com/

Eventbrite Link

Tickets are available via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asha-seminar-series-southern-cemeteries-archaeology-project-tickets-689050457467?aff=oddtdtcreator




16 August 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
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