With news emerging this week that Harrison Ford will definitely reprise his Indiana Jones role for a fifth and final instalment of the iconic franchise, archeology arguably could not be hotter than right now.
Well budding archeologists no longer have to live vicariously through the ubiquitous Dr Jones. All they have to do to get their dig fix is head to Maitland this week.
Since the end of last month, archeologists have been dutifully excavating through the soil at the future site of Maitland Council’s admin centre on High Street with the anticipation of possibly unearthing evidence of significant structures and artefacts including that of a potential flour mill that operated in the early 19th century.
Well, Maitland City Council is inviting the public to get an up-close and personal look at the investigation site with an Open Day kicking off on Thursday 17 December.
The day will feature a series of 30-minute tours giving people an opportunity to learn intriguing details about the locally significant artefacts found by the archeology team.
The tours will run across three sessions, with the first commencing at 2pm. Each session will allow a maximum of 10 people and bookings are essential.
While you won’t be requited to bring a bullwhip, you will need enclosed shoes and a sun hat.
Head here for more information or call Council’s Customer Experience team on 4934 9700.