Thursday, May 17, 2007

20,000 Aboriginal artefacts found at Defence HQ 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.

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.