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Aboriginal artefacts uncovered during Hunter Expressway construction – ABC Online

By Jackson Vernon

Tens of thousands of Aboriginal artefacts, some potentially dating back 5,000 years, have been uncovered in an archaeological investigation in Newcastle.

They were found during a dig alongside construction of one of New South Wales’s largest infrastructure projects – the Hunter Expressway.

Experts searched the 40-kilometre stretch of road over an eight-year period.

Archaeologist Jan Wilson says 122 Aboriginal sites were identified, mainly on elevated areas and close to fresh water.

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