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A new archaeology site has been opened in Wellington, on the site of the proposed city bypass. A group of 30 of NZ’s leading archaeologists, led by Rick McGovern Wilson, are examining the remains of the Tonks’ family’s toilets, as well as those of their servants. “[The toilets] are a really good source of material,” says McGovern-Wilson. “You’d be surprised what people used to throw down their dunnies.”

Tags: archaeologists  Rick McGovern Wilson  The Mail & Guardian