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Archaeologists Uncover Alcohol Bottles at Tasmanian Convict Site

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 17, 2020

Archaeologists have uncovered hundreds of convict-era artefacts in the structural remains of convicts’ solitary cells in Tasmania.

The former Picton Road Station in the Southern Midlands was the base for 160 convicts while they were building a highway between Hobart and Launceston from 1838 to 1847. During an excavation at the site over summer, archaeologists discovered ceramics, tableware, bottles, bones and tools.

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