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Cameo (possibly shell) Unknown
c. 19th century
Excavated Cohen Place, Melbourne
Collection of Heritage Victoria
Sarah Myers will present a summary of the extensive results from the archaeological excavations undertaken at Cohen Place in Chinatown in 1998. Several phases of occupation were represented at the site. Some material culture could be linked with the occupants of the various houses across the site for which considerable documentary evidence was found.
For instance, Chinese smoking pipe bowls, coins and tableware were found in the footings of a house occupied by a Chinese family in the 1850s. Sewing and embroidery tools were also found in the footings of a house where an Irish seamstress lived with her children provides further insights into the lives of the women in this corner of early Melbourne.
Sarah Myers has over 20 years’ experience working in cultural heritage management. Over this time she has prepared over 100 reports many of which were Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) concerning Aboriginal Cultural heritage and Heritage Assessments involving historical archaeology. Sarah has been the director or lead consultant in Aboriginal, urban, garden and rural archaeology projects. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Archaeology, Classics and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Melbourne and is the Director of ArchLink.
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