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Archeologists complete dig to protect New Cal ancient remains

Archeologists complete dig to protect New Cal ancient remains

Updated 8 October 2013, 18:35 AEST

Now to New Caledonia where a team of archeologists is presenting today the results of seven years of excavations on the Deva domain.

It's the largest public domain, over 8000 hectares, on New Caledonia's West Coast.

In 2006, the Southern Province decided to start a major tourism development project on the domain with the agreement of the Kanak communities linked to the domain.

For the first time, archeaologists were brought in to assess each of the areas earmarked for infrastructure development before work began.

Presenter: Isabelle Genoux

Speaker: Christophe Sand, director, Institute of Archeology, New Caledonia;

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