Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Tessa Boer-Mah



RPS Group Australia
Broadmeadow NSW 2292
P: 02 4940 4200
F: 02 4961 6794
M: 0429 186 082
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BA (Hons) MPhil University of Sydney

Professional Associations and Positions

ICOMOS � Full International Membership
Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
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Rail Industry Worker Induction Card
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  • Site Survey


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording
  • Excavation

Special Fields

  • Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs)
  • Archaeology and Excavation
  • Survey and Recording
  • GIS and spatial modelling
  • Project Management

Consulting Experience

As Cultural Heritage Manager in the Newcastle Office, Tessa provides high level project co-ordination and delivery, ensures quality of services, provides high quality heritage advice and assists clients in negotiating good cultural heritage solutions for complex projects. Tessa has a suite of management and technical skills which is informed by over a decade of experience in cultural heritage management. Her technical expertise encompasses archaeological survey, excavation, stakeholder consultation, GIS, artefact analysis and technical reporting which is backed by a working knowledge of the legislative requirements. Having worked with an array of different clients, Tessa has a good understanding of client�s needs across the infrastructure, mining, residential and government sectors and is able to identify project requirements so that projects are accurately scoped and appropriately resourced by the cultural heritage team. Tessa�s strong familiarity with Australian heritage legislation, her capacity to ensure projects are delivered on time and client liaison skills ensure that all projects large or small are delivered with a high level of professionalism.

2010-present: Senior Archaeologist and Cultural Heritage Manager - RPS
2007-2010: Project Archaeologist � AMBS
2004-2007: Consultant Archaeologist - Freelance
2003: Project Archaeologist � Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy Archaeological Consultants
2000-2002: Consultant Archaeologist - Freelance

Selected Publications

Boer-Mah, T. (2009). The Material Culutre: Stone Adzes. In the The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor, Volume 3, The Excavation of Ban Non Wat: Introduction. C.F.w Higham and A. Kijngam, Bangkok, The Thai Fine Arts Department: 187-196
Boer-Mah, T. (2008) Reduction and Adze Form: Ground Stone Adzes from Ban Non Wat, Northeast Thailand. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 28:44-51
Ward I.A.K, R.L.K. Fullagar, T. Boer-Mah, L..M. Head, P.S.C. Tacon and K. Mulvaney (2006) Comparison of sedimentation and occupation histories inside and outside rockshelters, Keep River Region, Northwestern Australia. Geoarchaeology 21 (1): 1-27