Archaeometry have experience in interpreting Quaternary sediments to understanding changes in depositional environments and climate over time. We have worked on projects at Lake Eyre, Lake Mungo, the Darling River and Burdekin River using a wide range of analytical equipment. As well as undertaking archaeological research in this area, Ian also teaches field courses in sedimentology and stratigraphy to the petroleum industry and undertakes analysis of drill core through Precipice Training.

Ian is experienced in use of the following methods:

  • Field mapping
  • Outcrop logging
  • Core Logging
  • Drill Chip Logging
  • Auger Sampling
  • Coring of Unconsolidated and Consolidated Sediments
  • Down-hole Geophysical Techniques
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Direct Current Resistivity
  • Magnetic Susceptibility
  • Granulometry
  • Trace Element and Isotopic Composition
  • Soil Micromorphology
  • Hylogging using reflectance spectroscopy

About Us

Archaeometry is made up of multi skilled archaeological science professionals with extensive commercial and academic experience around the world.

Our Services

We provide specialised technical services in the fields of Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geoarchaeology, Spatial Science and Archaeology to assist our clients in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management.

Academic Work

As well as undertaking commercial projects Archaeometry is very active in academia with our staff frequently publishing research and undertaking teaching.

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I’m very happy to have joined the team within the Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas for a year as a postdoctoral fellow.  While I will miss life in Australia I am delighted to be in Crete and very excited to work with […]

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Causes of ground-penetrating radar reflections in sediments

This PhD thesis by Remke Leander van Dam submitted to VU Amsterdam in 2001 is an excellent discussion of the role of water, iron oxides and organic matter in generating GPR reflectors in shallow sediments.

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FlashRES-UNIVERSAL from ZZ Resistivity Imaging

I’ve just been introduced to the FlashRES-UNIVERSAL resistivity imaging system designed and produced by ZZ Resistivity Imaging in Adelaide. I’m very impressed with the equipment which is compact, very easy to use and obviously designed with the field worker.

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On the Road, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

On the Road, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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PAPing in Mapoon

Dr Chet Walker from Archaeo-Geophysical Associates and William Busch from Mapoon Land and Sea doing a pole aerial photography survey of the Mapoon Mission Cemetery.

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