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ABORIGINAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTEFACTS

Overview

Brown cardboard box which contains a collection of stone material excavated during the construction of the Tonkin Highway extension and Champion Lakes. The material comprises of quartz, Greenstone, Chert, Mylonite and other material. Material is stored in a collection of 83 small clear plastic sample jars with white tops, 11 large clear plastic sample jars with white tops and 9 stapled closed green plastic bags. Each of these bags contains an assorted number of small sample bags containing material.

Historical information

Collection of archaeological material that demonstrates Aboriginal occupation and use of the land before colonisation. Excavated in 2005 during the extension of Tonkin Highway and the construction of Champion Lakes

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-33-COA2019.18B
Material
Inscriptions and markings

Tag titles [TONKIN HIGHWAY EXTENSION ARCHAEOLOGICAL SALVAGE]

Keywords
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
City of Armadale
TONKIN HIGHWAY
Statement of significance

HIGH
Archaeological artefacts that demonstrate Aboriginal occupation of the local area from c15000 years ago as well as a scientific insight into their life and activity. The tools also tell the story of occupation and local life before European colonisation in 1829.
The tools were excavated in 2005 as part of the survey for the construction of Tonkin Highway

Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Scientific or research significance
Social or spiritual significance
Comparative significance criteria
Interpretive capacity
Object’s condition or completeness
Rare or representative
Well provenanced
City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

Organisation Details
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