The Role of Historical Archaeology in The Conservation Of Places of Cultural Significance In Victoria

This discussion paper outlines the difficulties in developing legislation to protect “historic archaeological sites” and administering planning and land use controls over such sites. This is primarily due to the confusion between archaeology as a technique and archaeological site as a type/category. The paper recommends that activities should be directed towards:
1) an increase in the basic recording of all forms and types of historic sites;
2) legislative protection for historic sites;
3) conscious restraint in excavating sites;
4) more intensive integration of historical evidence of all forms.


Discussion paper

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Copyright Owner: State of Victoria


Lennon, Jane (Author)


Historic Buildings Preservation Council: 1981