The Alliance Archaeology Team 

The Alliance Archaeology team is made up of a group of archaeological and heritage industry professionals, all of whom have extensive experience in archaeological consulting and cultural heritage management. Our team members each have their own established consultancies (be they independent specialist consultants, directors of their own small businesses, or working in a business partnership with other Alliance Archaeology team members) which they continue to operate, as well as being a part of our team.

Alliance Archaeology brings to your project a wealth of knowledge, experience, and in-house specialists to ensure that your large-scale project is undertaken to the highest standards. Learn more about us below.

Jennifer Porter
Independent Archaeological and Heritage Consultant

A specialist in faunal and historical artefact analysis, Jennifer Porter has worked in archaeological consulting and cultural heritage management in Australia for over 20 years. As an independent heritage consultant, Jen has frequently been engaged as artefact manager on historical excavations across different states of Australia. A number of these excavations have yielded some of the largest artefact assemblages in the country, on which Jen has carried out detailed research and analysis. With an extensive and varied academic history, as well as a strong public speaking and publication record, Jen’s strengths lie in cultural heritage issues, research and writing.

Contact Jen at:

0416 027 035

j.porter@alliancearchaeology.com.au

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Catherine Tucker
Independent Archaeological and Heritage Consultant

An experienced archaeologist who specialises in historical archaeological projects, Catherine Tucker has been working in Archaeological consulting and cultural heritage management in Australia for over 17 years. Over the course of her career, Catherine has completed a wide range of archaeological projects, and is experienced in undertaking both historical and Indigenous archaeological assessments. Catherine has worked predominantly in private industry, but has also held government positions during this time, and is currently a member of two Heritage Council (Victoria) advisory committees. Catherine is experienced in carrying out historical and Indigenous archaeological excavations, assessments, research and artefact analysis. Catherine is also a current PhD candidate at La Trobe University, Victoria.

Contact Cathy at:

0416 059 692

c.tucker@alliancearchaeology.com.au

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Alyssa Gilchrist
Partner, Qu.A.C. Archaeology and Heritage 

An experienced archaeologist and historian, Alyssa Gilchrist has been working in archaeological consulting and cultural heritage management in Australia for over 12 years. Since 2008, Alyssa has been part of a business partnership with Sharon Lane, operating the consultancy Qu.A.C. Archaeology and Heritage. In recent years, Alyssa has undertaken a number of collections management projects which involved assessing and making plans for the management of historical document and artefact collections held by non-profit organisations. Alyssa has formal qualifications in Australian archaeology and history, and is experienced in project and business management, archaeological fieldwork, historical research, artefact analysis and report production.

Contact Alyssa at:

0401 763 732

a.gilchrist@alliancearchaeology.com.au

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Dr Sharon Lane
Partner, Qu.A.C. Archaeology and Heritage

A highly qualified and experienced archaeologist,  Dr Sharon Lane has been working in Archaeological consulting and cultural heritage management in Australia for over 20 years. Sharon has worked as an independent archaeological consultant since 1997, and since 2008 has been operating Qu.A.C. Archaeology and Heritage, an archaeological consultancy run in partnership with Alyssa Gilchrist. Sharon has taught at the Science Experience program in western Victoria, and was a speaker on ‘9000 minutes’ at the Queen Victoria Market – promoting archaeology to the wider community.  Sharon has formal qualifications in Australian and Classical archaeology and is experienced in project management, archaeological fieldwork, GIS and archaeological mapping, historical research, artefact analysis and report production.

Contact Sharon at:

0425 323 965

s.lane@alliancearchaeology.com.au

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