Archaeological or Heritage Assessment

Archaeological or Heritage Assessment A document which assesses the archaeological potential and cultural heritage significance of a site.  Such a study utilises archival (primary sources held in State or National archives) and historical research (e.g. published books), previous relevant studies, as well as online databases maintained by either private or […]

Archival Recording and Interpretation

Archival Recording and Interpretation The detailed recording of a site prior to it being changed or removed by a construction project.  Usually this involves a photographic documentation of the key features of a site.  It can also include video surveys, measured drawings and site plans, as well as 3D modelling.  […]

Historical Archaeology

Historical Archaeology Commonly refers to archaeology in Australia since British colonisation in 1788.  Increasingly, the term ‘Non-Aboriginal’ archaeology is used to recognise that Aboriginal cultural heritage did not cease in 1788. FEATURED PROJECTS

Underwater Cultural Heritage

Underwater Cultural Heritage The practice and study of tangible cultural remains underwater, also known as submerged terrestrial.  This requires an understanding of site formation processes and how materials behave when immersed. It also includes archaeological sites that are not maritime related, including plane wrecks and submerged First Nations or inundated […]

Maritime Heritage

Maritime Heritage This term not only encompasses archaeology, but also maritime related sites which are generally still in use. Examples include jetties, wharves, and seawalls which have heritage value. FEATURED PROJECTS

Maritime Archaeology

Maritime Archaeology Physical remains of humanity’s interaction with the sea. This does not only include sites such as shipwrecks, but also refers to coastal sites such as shipyards, jetties, wharves and breakwaters. Therefore, maritime archaeology encompasses both land and water sites. In Australia, this term also covers rivers and lakes. […]