Archaeology Week comes to Dominic College
Sam Dix engaging with Dominic College students.
Dominic College recently hosted an Archaeology
Fair as part of National Archaeology Week.
The initiative was made possible through the enthusiastic
support of Principal Beth Gilligan and Dominic staff. Guest presenters included
heritage professionals, recent graduates and current students from the University
of New England, Australian National University and Griffith University.
Students from Years 6 and 7 participated in a full day of activities related to historical enquiry. Workshops ranged from examining Roman
artefacts, baking Viking bread, an immersive tour of colonial Hobart using virtual
reality, through to studies in Osteoarchaeology and Indigenous Rock Art of the Northern
A photo gallery
can be seen on the Dominic College website
This was one of 50 events held across Australia as part of National Archaeology Week. There was strong student engagement and it is hoped that the day may inspire the next generation of Tasmanian historians and archaeologists.