Archaeological mitigation in the Perth metropolitan area

23rd May 2014

Sandra Bowdler, Lynda Strawbridge and Madge Schwede

Introduction*

The Perth metropolitan area (published in Australian Archaeology 32:22).

The Perth metropolitan area (published in Australian Archaeology 32:22).

We describe here recent efforts to structure the management of archaeological sites in the Perth metropolitan area, and some suggestions on future mitigation work based on recent and ongoing research. The ideas outlined here arise from several sources. One is a report on the management of Aboriginal sites in the Perth metropolitan region (Strawbridge 1988), commissioned by the Department of Aboriginal Sites of the Western Australian Museum and funded by a National Estate Grant. Another is Schwede’s PhD research on the prehistory of the Helena River valley. The other sources of information are a series of mitigation exercises, particularly those involving test-pitting, carried out as consultancies in the Perth metropolitan region.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Bowdler, S., L. Strawbridge and M. Schwede
Archaeological mitigation in the Perth metropolitan area
June 1991
32
21–25
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