Archaeological Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (ASA Pty Ltd) is an experienced archaeological and cultural heritage management consultancy based in Melbourne (Diamond Creek), Victoria. Chris Kaskadanis who is the Owner and Director of ASA Pty Ltd, is a qualified archaeologist (Bachelor of Archaeology with Honours) and Full Member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (MAACAI). As a Full Member of AACAI, Chris has demonstrated to the AACAI Membership Committee as being able to work as an independent, professional consulting archaeologist. Chris is a fully qualified and experienced consultant who has attained diverse research and management skills. Samples of Chris’ work were submitted for peer review by the Membership and National Executive Committees and was offered Full Membership of AACAI in August 2009.
Chris Kaskadanis has 17 years of archaeological experience, including 14 years of professional experience, having completed over 250 archaeological and cultural heritage assessments. ASA Pty Ltd specialises in Australian archaeological research and site identification, Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs), Aboriginal and historic heritage assessments, archaeological field surveys, subsurface testing and salvage excavations, project management, community consultation, negotiation, peer review, site formation processes, and spatial analysis. Chris has delivered cultural heritage assessments for all types and sizes of projects, from small developments through to large infrastructure projects.
Prior to founding ASA Pty Ltd, Chris worked for various consultancies as team leader, senior archaeologist, and project manager within diverse specialist team environments. Chris has developed exceptional knowledge and skills in project management, people management and coaching, planning and organising, negotiation, and written communication. Added to this is his development in personal qualities such as conceptual and analytical abilities, and interpersonal effectiveness. These abilities allow Chris to communicate all aspects of archaeological and cultural heritage legislative requirements in an effective manner to clients, regulatory authorities, and stakeholders.