The GML team has been uncovering Australia’s archaeology for decades. Our long track record bears testament to an ability to respond to complex statutory requirements and maximise archaeological interpretation. We’ve worked on small, local assessments in all states and territories of Australia, with large expert teams on extensive urban archaeological excavations, and everything in between. Our range of expertise provides great service for our clients, whatever the project size or requirements.
Our archaeology services include:

Due Diligence Assessments and Pre-purchase Advice
Development Approvals and Permits, Inductions and Statutory Compliance
Fieldwork, Excavation, Monitoring, Salvage, Post-excavation Reporting and Artefact Analysis
Historical and Industrial Archaeological Research, Surveys and Assessments
Archaeological Zoning and Management Plans and GIS Mapping
Archaeological Interpretation and Display


Due Diligence Assessments and Pre-purchase Advice

We provide clients with key heritage advice on land management options, detailing the likely extent of developable land and the consequence of impacting heritage sites and places, along with accurate costing and timeframe details. Our advice provides clients with the confidence to make informed land purchase decisions.

Willowdale (East Leppington), NSW

Development Approvals and Permits, Inductions and Statutory Compliance

Our team has exceptional knowledge of State and Commonwealth legislation and the requirements for compliance and permit acquisition. We have excellent relationships with regulators and provide straightforward advice on permit applications and approvals. We also offer independent peer reviews of work and excavations, and provide advice on statutory approvals.

200 George Street, Sydney

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Fieldwork, Excavation, Monitoring, Salvage, Post-excavation Reporting and Artefact Analysis

Physical evidence has the ability to yield rare information. Our fieldwork programs are designed in line with client requirements and the significance of the potential archaeological resource. We believe that the objectives of any physical archaeological investigation should align with realising the research potential of the place. Artefact analysis and specialist analysis of soil samples or other deposits retrieved from a site is undertaken as part of the post-excavation phase of any fieldwork program.

Cumberland and Gloucester Streets, The Rocks

Casselden Place, Melbourne

Historical and Industrial Archaeological Research, Surveys and Assessments

GML has professional historians skilled in unlocking the history of sites through primary and secondary sources, oral histories, and documents or photographs held in archives, libraries, museums and private collections. By unravelling the development and context of a site, your project can be celebrated with a rich historical backdrop.

Old Government House, Parramatta

Bunya Residential Estate, Bungarribee

Archaeological Zoning and Management Plans and GIS Mapping

Our Archaeological Zoning Plans (AZPs) are GIS based and include the mapping of archaeological sites and values, contrasting these against proposed land use. We utilise AZPs to provide clients with clear direction in avoiding adverse impacts to heritage sites. We also identify locations where such sites will require permits and archaeological mitigation, such as excavations. Our AZPs can be fed into project planning and site masterplans. They include inductions so that all project personnel clearly understand the location, values and requirements for heritage.

Stockton Peninsula, Newcastle

Archaeological Interpretation and Display

Digging up the past provides exciting opportunities for storytelling. Our interpretation plans and archaeological displays are developed for clients before, during and after archaeological site works. Their aim is to engage and captivate specific audiences while respecting the project’s design intent. Our team is equipped to develop digital media, displays and public tours of archaeological sites, and has undertaken archaeological teaching in line with the new national curriculum and developed school education kits on archaeology.

200 George Street, Sydney

Sydney Harbour YHA & Big Dig Education Centre