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Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

Masters of Science (Environmental Archaeology)

Masters of Philosophy (Egyptian Archaeology)

PhD (Archaeology)

Specialty Areas

Project Management

Part 6 Studies

Duty of Care Compliance

Archaeological Excavation and Survey

Geoarchaeology/ Sediment Analysis

Community Engagement

Teaching, Outreach and Research

Dr Serena Love

Principal Research Archaeologist

Dr Serena Love in an anthropological archaeologist with a speciality in geoarchaeology. She earned an MSc in Environmental archaeology (1999) and PhD from Stanford University (2011). Serena has broad experience in heritage management projects, having worked on linear infrastructure, mining, solar and residential developments. Serena is the technical advisor with three Aboriginal groups, working closely with the Quandamooka, Wulli Wulli and Butchulla peoples. She is skilled in working within the legislative requirements of both Queensland and New South Wales, including Aboriginal and historic archaeology. Serena brings extensive skills in archaeological survey and excavation, report writing and project management. Serena joins the heritage consultancy industry after having an academic career and brings 25 years of international experience. She has an extensive research profile and has taught anthropology and archaeology at several universities in the United States before moving to Brisbane to lecture at the University of Queensland. Serena’s teaching experience has been as asset for community engagement and implementing public outreach, with Aboriginal groups throughout Queensland.

Key Publications

Love, S. (2017). Field Methods for the Analysis of Mudbrick Architecture. Journal of Field Archaeology 42: 351-363.

Love, S. (2013). Architecture as Material Culture: Building form and materiality in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of Anatolia and Levant. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32: 746-758.

Love, S. (2013). The Performance of Building and Technological Choices Made Visible in Mudbrick Architecture. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 23: 263-282.

Butzer, K, E. Butzer and S. Love. (2013). Urban Geoarchaeology and Environmental History at the Lost City of the Pyramids, Giza. Journal of Archaeological Science 40: 3340-3366.

Love, S. (2012). The Geoarchaeology of Mudbricks Architecture: A methodological study from Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Geoarchaeology 27: 140-156.

Selected Project Experience 

  • Stradbroke and Moreton Bay Islands, Qld - Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation Technical Advisor: archaeological survey & excavation, research, and Part 6 Studies (2017 - current).

  • Central Station, K’gari (Fraser Island), Qld - QPWS: Part 6 Study involving community consultation and archaeological survey with Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation. (2018 - 2019).

  • Mt Lofty, Toowoomba, Qld - DHA Aboriginal Cultural Hertiage Assessment, survey, excavation, and Historic Impact Assessment (2017 - 2018).

  • AGL Windfarm, Coopers Gap, Qld - Archaeological modelling, survey, excavation, and community consultation with Wulli Wulli Nation Aboriginal Corporation (2017 - 2018).

  • Fraserview, Qld - Cultural Heritage Duty of Care assessment involving survey and predictive modelling (2018).

  • Canungra, Qld - Conservation Management Plan for historic grave site (2017).

  • Brisbane, Qld - Brisbane City Council: Archaeological Artefact Protocol (2017 - 2018).

  • Cracow, Qld - Evolution Gold Mine: Development of an archaeological research strategy for the mitigation of harm against Aboriginal cultural heritage at the evolution mine site,archaeological surveys, and community consultation with Wulli Wulli Nation Aboriginal Corporation (2018-2019).