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Ian Moffat

Phone: +61 403 050 935 (Australia)

Ian is an experienced multidisciplinary consultant, researcher and lecturer with expertise in geophysics, archaeology, geoarchaeology and geochemistry particularly when applied together. His research has focused on topics including the detection of unmarked burials using geophysical techniques, the sedimentology of unconventional systems such as the Burdekin River delta, Lake Mungo and Lake Eyre and tracing mobility in the Palaeolithic of France and Israel. Ian completed his PhD entitled Spatially Resolved Strontium Isotope Micro-Analysis of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Fauna from Archaeological Sites in Israel and Southern France in 2013 at the Research School of Earth Science, Australian National University.

Ian is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Archaeological Science at Flinders University.  He was formerly a postdoctoral Researcher within the Laboratory for Geophysical-Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Principal Instructor for geoscience education company Precipice Training andCommunications and Business Manager for geophysical consulting company Ecophyte Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Earth Sciences from the University of Queensland. He has published extensively in academic journals and is currently on the editorial boards of Geoarchaeology, Science and Technology of Archaeological Research and Exploration Geophysics.


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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