Laboratory and technical services

The Culture and Heritage Unit offers a complete technical service for research and consulting archaeologists and has access to the UQ Archaeological Science Laboratories.

Our personnel draw on their extensive experience in consulting and research archaeology in Australasia, the Pacific, South and Southwest Asia, Africa and Europe, to provide clients with effective integrated scientific outcomes, in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our specialist archaeological services

Artefact analysis

  • Lithic analysis
  • Historical artefact analysis
  • Textiles analysis
  • Residue and use-wear analysis

Artefact imaging

We prepare technical images to client specification including:

  • 3D artefact scans
  • high-magnification light images
  • scanning electron micrographs

Bones and Shells

Specialist knowledge and outstanding comparative collections underpin our services. We specialise in the analysis of:

  • shell middens
  • cave faunas
  • animal and ancestral remains

to provide economic and environmental data.

Geophysical and spatial analysis

Our dedicated archaeological geophysical services include:

  • Magnetic gradiometry
  • Resistivity
  • Ground-penetrating radar
  • Electromagnetic induction (EMI)

Environmental archaeology

Our well equipped archaeo-botany laboratory provides analysis of:

  • wood charcoals
  • seed
  • pollen
  • phytoliths

including integrated multi-disciplinary packages, to allow investigation of ancient plant use and past environments.

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