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Mt Stromlo Observatory

A number of Indigenous sites have been located in the areas adjacent to Mt Stromlo, all of them either 'Isolated Artefacts' or small 'Artefact Scatters'. On the Stromlo Campus itself two isolated unretouched flakes have been found (Faulkner 2004). In the region of Stromlo, there appears to be a strong tendency for sites to be located on level ground, with the intensity of occupation increasing with a decrease in elevation, that is, on alluvial terraces or lower slopes. The presence of scientifically significant and/or undisturbed archaeological material within this area is doubtful. The further presence of isolated Aboriginal artefacts that constitute a background scatter, however, cannot be discounted.

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