OUR TEAM

ArchLink Archaeologists and Heritage Advisors is based in Melbourne and provides a full range of archaeological services across Victoria. With over 20 years experience in archaeology and heritage, the team at ArchLink understands the high level of professionalism and diligence required for matters of cultural and heritage significance. Our clients include government organisations, local councils, private developers and other heritage consultants and companies. Our services have been repeatedly sought by City of Knox, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Shire of Yarra Ranges, DELWP, City of Albury and the City of Whittlesea.

 

The ArchLink team comprises highly experienced staff members, with a range of expertise in both indigenous and non-indigenous archaeological consultancy work. Our archaeological staff include Heritage Advisers (HAs) who are qualified to work under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Heritage Act 2017.

 

In addition, we are able to draw on a team of expert specialist subcontractors, including conservators and historians, as well as a large network of sub-contracting excavation staff that enables fieldwork and large projects to be completed as efficiently as possible.

Our Team includes:

Sarah Myers

Founder & Director

BA (Hons) Archaeology,  University of Melbourne

sarah.myers@archlink.com.au

With over twenty years experience in local archaeology and heritage, Sarah is one of Melbourne's most highly qualified and respected Cultural Heritage Advisors. The author of over one hundred approved reports, including CHMPs, historical archaeological assessments and large scale excavation reports, Sarah is considered an expert in all aspects of local archaeological heritage. 

 

Sarah's professional focus has been on the archaeology of the modern city and much of her work has been in an urban context. She has directed numerous large scale archaeological excavations of historical sites in Melbourne, Geelong and Albury prior to development getting underway. As a result, Sarah has developed ArchLink into the preferred cultural heritage advisor to many local councils and developers.

Sarah has also developed a passion for identifying Aboriginal stone tools, sensitive landforms and areas of cultural heritage significance. And maintains strong relationships with Registered Aboriginal Parties and Traditional Owner groups.

 

Sarah is a recognised Cultural Heritage Advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, a Full Member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI) and a Member of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA).

CV available upon request.

Joanna Richmond

Archaeologist

BA (Hons) in Archaeology, MA (Archaeology), University of Melbourne

joanna.richmond@archlink.com.au

Jo is an experienced cultural heritage professional with over ten years experience working throughout Victoria and internationally. After completing her MA Jo has worked in both Historical and Aboriginal archaeology and has successfully managed and authored numerous cultural heritage assessments, cultural heritage management plans and archaeological surveys across diverse environments.

 

In addition, Jo has published articles on Near Eastern archaeology in international journals. She has experience working on Indigenous and historic excavations in Australia as well as on excavations of the Chalcolithic, Early Bronze and Iron Age in Turkey. Her key areas of study include prehistoric archaeology, ancient cultures and cultural heritage management

Jo is a Associate Member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI) and a

Member of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA).

CV available upon request.

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Celeste Wing Young

Conservator and Archaeologist

BA (Archaeology), La Trobe University, Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne

celeste.wingyoung@archlink.com.au

Celeste works across different aspects of both indigenous and historic archaeology as an archaeologist, and joined ArchLink in early 2020. She has experience in managing archaeological surveys and cultural heritage assessments.

 

In addition, Celeste is also an objects conservator. Upon completing her MA she worked internationally for a private conservation practice, and on numerous archaeological projects as both archaeologist and site conservator within Australia. She has a special interest in the conservation of archaeological material, specifically metals.

 

Celeste is recognised as a Cultural Heritage Advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, and is a full member of The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).

 

CV available upon request

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Robert Todesco

Assistant Archaeologist

BA (Hons) in Archaeology, University of Mebourne

robert.todesco@archlink.com.au

Robert joined ArchLink as an assistant archaeologist in 2019 after participating as a student on our 2018 Downie St excavations. He has since completed his Honours degree in archaeology. Rob is involved in all aspects of historical and indigenous archaeology in particular, lithic analysis. He has also developed a keen interest in artefact photography.

CV available upon request

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Kathryn Roddis

Assistant Archaeologist

Bachelor of Archaeology, La Trobe University

kathryn.roddis@archlink.com.au

After completing her Bachelor of Archaeology from La Trobe University, Kathryn joined the ArchLink team in 2016 as an assistant Archaeologist. She continues to develop her skills in Aboriginal and Historical artefact analysis; her key area of interest in organic materials making her an important part of our cultural heritage team.

CV available upon request.

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Dr. Sarah Mirams

Historian

PhD (History), MA (Public History), BA Monash University

Sub-consultant

Sarah works as a historian, researcher, writer and educator. She is a highly qualified historical researcher with experience in interpreting history for archaeological outcomes. Sarah has extensive experience with archival research and is the author of several historical texts and education textbooks. Sarah specializes in Heritage Assessments and Cultural Heritage Managements Plans (CHMP) and undertakes historic research for ArchLink.

Sarah is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash University. Learn more about Sarah Mirams.

CV available upon request.

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Tom Mallet

Sub-Consultant

Tom Mallett, Bachelor of Archaeology, La Trobe University

 

Tom is a PhD candidate in Archaeology at La Trobe University. He has extensive experience in surface and sub-surface excavations for both Indigenous and historic excavations in Australia. He has also participated on excavations of early hominin sites in South Africa.

Tom is involved in all aspects of heritage and indigenous archaeology and has successfully managed and authored numerous cultural heritage assessments and cultural heritage management plans and has co-authored several historical articles for ArchLink.

Tom's key areas of study include Indigenous and historical archaeology, geoarchaeology and cultural heritage management

CV available upon request.

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