Aboriginal Archaeology & Heritage Services
AMBS provides quality consultancy services in all aspects of Aboriginal archaeology and heritage. Our team of qualified archaeologists have specialist skills and experience in all areas of Aboriginal heritage assessment across NSW and interstate.
Aboriginal stone tool, Kurri Kurri NSW
Christopher Langeluddecke © Australian Museum Business Services
Archaeological Site Survey, Assessment & Recording
Archaeological site surveys consider Aboriginal cultural heritage issues, archaeological context and extent of proposed development works. AMBS archaeological surveys aim to determine heritage constraints, options and mitigation measures.
Aboriginal Community Consultation & Engagement
Aboriginal heritage assessments are prepared in consultation with the Aboriginal community, in accordance with relevant State and Federal Legislation and current heritage best practice guidelines. Aboriginal Consultation is essential to ensure that all relevant Aboriginal communities are able to participate in the assessment process, and that their views and opinions are included as primary stakeholders for their heritage.
AMBS' team of archaeologists have experience in all aspects of Aboriginal archaeological excavation. We develop methodologies for both archaeological test excavations and salvage excavations under NSW DECCW Section 90 Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIP), and prepare permit applications.
AMBS excavations are undertaken with representatives of the local Aboriginal community and aim to establish the archaeological context of the area. Our goal is to gain an understanding of the archaeological resource within the wider environment to the highest scientific standards.
Archaeological Mapping, GIS & Predictive Modelling
AMBS archaeologists and heritage specialists undertake field recording using Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) and surveying equipment. From this data, archaeological predictive models are developed in a Geographical information System (GIS) in order to develop an understanding of site specific opportunities and constraints.
Archaeological Materials Analysis & Conservation
AMBS archaeologists are experts in Aboriginal stone, bone, shell and residue analysis. The Australian Museum's reference collections are used to ensure accuracy in identification. Museum specialists are able to assist in materials identification.
AMBS works with the Australian Museum's Materials Conservation Unit (MCU). The MCU specialises in the preservation and conservation of cultural and natural materials. The Unit has more than 30 years experience in the care and remedial treatment of museum collections and archaeological materials.