Australia Archaeologists to scour Melbourne CBD

14:31  13 april  2018
14:31  13 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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In a dark room in the earliest days of settlement in Melbourne , a gold nugget and a lice comb fall unnoticed through a crack in the floorboards. For more than 150 years they were forgotten in the gloom, until unearthed from the rubble of the Mistletoe Hotel as part of a major archaeological dig in the CBD .

At least nine Melbourne locations will be excavated in search of buried relics. Jeremy Smith, principal archaeologist at Heritage Victoria. There are telecommunications tunnels under the CBD and, since 1929, at least one skeleton has been uncovered around St Kilda Road, where the new Domain

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Archaeologists will begin digging their way through Melbourne's CBD in an effort to uncover artefacts dating back to the 1800's.

Ten archaeological digs will be set up at the sites of two planned railway stations being built as part of the state government's Metro Tunnel project

"These archaeological digs will be the biggest in Victoria's history and are expected to uncover a large collection of artefacts dating back to the days of Melbourne's earliest settlers," Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said in a statement on Friday.

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