Little Lon excavations
Excavations undertaken over a five month period in 1987-1988 on the Commonwealth Block, formerly the inner-city working-class district of Little Lon in Melbourne’s CBD. The excavation revealed building foundations, hearths, cellars, cesspits and laneways. Due to multiple phases of occupation and concurrent demolition across the site was highly disturbed, but rich deposits were recovered from 14 cesspits and 11 rubbish dumps. At that time, the excavation at ‘Little Lon’ was the largest urban archaeological investigation to have taken place in Australia. The associated excavation of the Black Eagle and Oddfellows Hotels was undertaken in 1990.
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Little Lon excavations. ( tDAR id: 407135) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88S4S09
Data Recovery / Excavation
min long: 144.963; min lat: -37.83 ; max long: 144.992; max lat: -37.787 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Tim Murray
Principal Investigator(s): Justin McCarthy
TDAR ID(s): 6882
FAIMS ID(s): repo.fedarch.org/project/6882No resources have been associated with this project.