Webinar Two: Archaeology and Heritage

Friday 26 April 2024, 2.00pm
Presented by Jeremy Smith

It has been known since the years of the Little Lon excavations of the late 1980s that layers of well-preserved archaeological remains survive beneath the modern city of Melbourne.

However, recent discoveries have shown that parts of the city contain ruins and artefacts that have been preserved in extraordinarily good condition. New research, and new investigative technologies, have revealed the same level of preservation found in Melbourne may also exist in other Victorian towns and cities, including the historic Goldrush centre of Ballarat. Heritage Victoria’s Principal Archaeologist, Jeremy Smith will talk about how these exciting new discoveries are continuing to transform our understanding of the State’s heritage.

Jeremy Smith is Heritage Victoria’s Principal Archaeologist, and is an Honorary Fellow in the Classics and Archaeology Discipline, at the University of Melbourne. He has worked on archaeological sites in the Middle East and across Australia. He has published widely on the subject of the Victoria’s historical archaeology, with a focus on the archaeology of Melbourne.