Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology and Journalism)
Honours Class I (Archaeology)
Diploma of Business Programming (Visual Basic)
Trade Certificate (Wood Machining and Joinery)
Remote Pilot’s Licence
Remotely Piloted Aircrafts
Archaeological Survey and Excavation
Tony completed his Honours degree in Archaeology at the University of Queensland where his research involved the forensic examination of heavily reduced bone fragments. The research established a taphonomic signature to distinguish the activity of the Spotted-tailed Quoll as the accumulator of archaeological bone assemblages from human activity. The research was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science (Reports). The taphonomic model was subsequently applied to a multi-disciplinary research project on the potential environmental benefits of reintroducing Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia. The project examined bone and coprolite assemblages from the Willandra Lakes and was published in the journal Biological Conservation. Tony has presented his thesis and also workshops on the use of drones in archaeology to the Australian Archaeological Association conference and has a particular interest and role at Everick in developing the application of aerial remote sensing to archaeological problems.
Tony has expertise in people management, skills development and research communication through his career at The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Technology and the University of Queensland’s Graduate School, where the development and promotion of the Three Minute Thesis concept was a particular success. Earlier careers in business as an antiques dealer, furniture maker, and database programmer provide a platform of broad practical experience to the technical expertise Tony brings to cultural heritage management.
Selected Project Experience
Kagaru to Millmerran, Qld – ARTC Inland Rail: geotechnical clearance and survey.
Stradbroke and Moreton Bay Islands, Qld – Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC): archaeological survey, aerial survey and videography.
Boyne River, Qld - Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR): archaeological excavation.
Columboola, Qld - Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR): archaeological survey, aerial survey, photogrammetry and videography.