Solitary Cell Unearthed at Tasmania Convict Station

www.archaeology.org | 2/3/2020 | Staff
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KEMPTON, TASMANIA—Mirage News reports that a team of archaeologists and students from the University of Tasmania unearthed a solitary cell at Picton Road Station, where 150 convicts lived while building a 125-mile-long road connecting the towns of Hobart and Launceston between 1839 and 1847. “We have excavated part of an original solitary cell,” said lead archaeologist Eleanor Casella. “These cells are small and expose the harsh conditions in which convicts lived.” Convict road gangs worked six days per week...
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