Services & Expertise

Archaeological Services

Archaeological Solutions Australia develops systematic research design and sampling strategies for all ground survey and excavation programs. Archaeological Solutions Australia is proficient in the analysis and interpretation of archaeological sites, features and remains. Our assessment reports and cultural heritage management plans include detailed analysis and interpretation of cultural and natural events that have created and affected archaeological sites as well as their relationship within landscapes.

Cultural Heritage Management Plans

Archaeological Solutions Australia has a high frequency of first-time approvals of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) by the relevant authorities. All of our CHMPs are prepared as required under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2018.

Project Management and Consultation

Archaeological Solutions Australia is highly experienced in cultural heritage project management. With a background in multi-disciplinary team environments, we take pride in effective client and stakeholder consultation and are experienced in negotiating solutions to complex archaeological problems.

Archaeological Solutions Australia ensures that all cultural heritage investigations and stakeholder consultation is compliant with the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Codes of Ethics and all relevant cultural heritage legislation, regulations and guidelines.

Health, Safety, Quality and Environment

Archaeological Solutions Australia ensures all archaeological assignments are undertaken in a zero-harm and COVID-Safe working environment.

We take health, safety, quality and environment seriously and administer safe operation procedures and Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for outdoor and remote/isolated work, survey work, working in excavations, working near underground services, heat stress, and driving in remote areas with four wheel drive and recovery experience.

Archaeological Solutions Australia maintains the following management systems compliant with relevant International Organisation for Standardization (ISO): Occupational Health and Safety Management System (AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018); Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015); and, Environmental Management System (AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016).

Mapping and Field Data Capture

Archaeological Solutions Australia utilises the following Differential Global Position System (DGPS) equipment for field data capture: Trimble® TDC600 rugged handheld utilising Trimble® TerraFlex data collection software via Trimble® R1 Integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver with Trimble® ViewPoint RTX Service which achieves real-time 50cm accuracy. This state-of-the-art technology by Trimble provides fast, efficient, geospatial data collection workflows, delivers high accuracy positioning and streamlined data management. The field data automatically syncs with the TrimbleConnect® central server, streamlining office operations and improving productivity.

Archaeological Solutions Australia utilises Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS)®. This mapping software is a leading open source desktop GIS application. All maps produced by Archaeological Solutions Australia are in accordance with the relevant legislative requirements.

Cultural Heritage Training and Activities

Archaeological Solutions Australia can present cultural heritage education and awareness training workshops to industry professionals, proponents, civil contractors and schools. We can assist in the management of cultural events and activities and the organisation of exhibitions for cultural or educational purposes.