Graduate Heritage Consultant, Archaeologist
Briannon Dudek, GML Heritage Graduate Consultant and Archaeologist, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology), from La Trobe University.
As part of her undergraduate degree, Briannon developed a strong focus on lithic technology and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management. Briannon is currently completing her Honours thesis which intends to investigate the research potential of private object collections through pXRF analysis of edge-ground axes to identify their geochemical markers and determine the locations of the source material.
Prior to joining GML, Briannon worked as a research assistant and archaeologist for a private heritage consultant and as an assistant archaeologist for a large Melbourne based heritage consultancy. In these roles, Briannon assisted on numerous site surveys and excavations and gained experience in researching and writing cultural heritage management plans.
Briannon has three years’ experience working as an archaeologist in Victoria and has been involved in manual and mechanical site excavations, artefact management, artefact photography, cultural heritage management plans and surveys.
At GML, Briannon works on a range of archaeological and heritage projects at all stages, contributing to background research, report writing and fieldwork.
‘Our interpretation of the past relies on the continued investigation of landscapes, tangible and intangible values, and continued collaboration with the Traditional Custodians in the present to guarantee the protection of cultural heritage for people in the future.’
Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours), La Trobe University (currently undertaking)
Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology), La Trobe University
Australian Government New Colombo Plan Scholarship, 2019