Archaeology at the Big Dig

Archaeology at the Big Dig

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Explore Sydney’s past through the archaeological excavation of The Big Dig site in The Rocks. The Big Dig excavations began in 1994, uncovering over a million artefacts and the remnant foundations of over 30 buildings, including early convict homes and businesses. It is one of the largest urban archaeological sites in Australia and provides a rare insight into early urban life in Sydney. The site is open to the public and plays an active educational role for school students.