|20 May 2007
20,000 Aboriginal artefacts found at Defence site
The discovery of thousands of Aboriginal artefacts has forced a construction company to alter the design of the new Defence headquarters complex at Bungendore (Australia). About 20,000 Indigenous tools from at least 5,000 years ago have been unearthed at the site along with the remains of mid-19th century hotel. Consulting archaeologist Doug Williams says roads within the facility have been redirected to retain the heritage values. "There's just a fascinating array of heritage material in this valley once you actually start to look," he said. "Although I suspect that it's fairly characteristic of these sorts of landscapes in the local area and the next valley across will be an archaeological gold mine for someone else."
Source: ABC News (16 May 2007)
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