About us

Our main office is located in Pottsville, Northern NSW supported by our archaeologists in Brisbane and Newcastle. Our team has extensive experience throughout Australia and overseas in the investigation, assessment and management of archaeological sites and cultural landscapes. We work with local communities, commercial clients and statutory agencies to develop effective solutions and positive heritage outcomes for each project.

Our interdisciplinary team, affiliations and technical partnerships allow us to match each project with the necessary academic skills, professional experience and local expertise. Our heritage advice and reports are prepared by experienced professionals and communicated clearly balancing statutory reporting and legislative requirements, client needs and community expectations.

We believe that heritage is integral to community well being and identity, the valued stories, places and material culture that we pass down to future generations. Cultural heritage management and archaeological investigations play an important part in recording, assessing and interpreting material culture, stories and places that are valued by communities as part of their heritage and history.

It is our privilege to work as archaeologists with clients and communities to develop assessments and investigations which not only comply with regulatory requirements but also recognise the links between people and place, providing ethical and practical heritage outcomes.

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Heritage Management

Heritage management plans are an essential tool for clients, planners and site workers to manage heritage issues, sites and landscapes. We have experience developing management plans for government agencies, mining, infrastructure and residential development projects. We can work with you to develop a strategic management plan to suit your needs and comply with statutory requirements.

Quality Control

Virtus employs technical specialists to review all assessments and reporting outputs. Quality systems are in place to ensure all deliverables are provided to a professional standard.

Impact Assessment

Research forms the basis of significance and impact assessment in heritage projects. We excel at detailed and thorough historical research. Our team are trained in oral history interviewing and archival research for the preparation of histories.

Excavation

We have extensive experience in all facets of archaeological investigations and excavation including: test excavation (test pitting), monitoring, machine excavation, manual salvage excavations, augering, geomorphological investigations, survey, rock shelter recording and monitoring, surface collection, wet and dry sieving and artefact analysis for Aboriginal and historical archaeology.

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