This thesis presents results of the initial stages of a region multistage fieldwork research design employed to access and explain the archaeological record of the Cooloola Region, southeast Queensland. It has four main objectives:
1. To ascertain the type, range and distribution of archaeological phenomena within the survey area,
2. To discover spatial variations and patterns in the archaeological record,
3. To discuss survey results in relation to other archaeological work carried out in coastal southeast Queensland,
4. To outline recommendations for future work in the Region.
To achieve these objectives a survey strategy was developed which considered both a general site location model and the environmental diversity of the study area.