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Archaeological dig in Cape Schanck- an update by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

March 21, 2024

Cam Walls- Nature Systems team, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council 

The Australian National University (ANU) recently undertook an archaeological dig at a bushland in Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. This is the third year ANU students have travelled from Canberra for two weeks to uncover artifacts valuable to both Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and early-European settlement period.

Week one was spent excavating the grounds of the Cape Schanck lighthouse (with Parks Victoria), which uncovered mid-19th century ceramic marbles and coble stone horse stables. The second week was spent alongside Bunurong Land Council (BLC) representatives at the reserve, students uncovered hundreds of artifacts including stone tools.  A hearth (old fire) was also uncovered with an estimated age of 3500 years old!

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