AACAI

Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Diana Cowie

COWIE, Diana

COWIE, Diana

SYDNEY NSW 2000
M: 0403 514 304
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Availability:
Anytime/ Anywhere
Qualifications:
Diana Cowie a Senior Heritage Consultant, holds a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, majoring in archaeology and palaeoanthropology from the University of New England. Diana has worked on a broad range of projects of varying scales across Australia and beyond.

Professional Associations and Positions

Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI)
Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)
Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)
ICOMOS International
UNE Archaeological Society, 2009

Consulting Experience

Diana Cowie is an archaeologist with expertise in the identification and assessment of Indigenous heritage and historical sites, both in Australia and abroad. Diana has experience in a highly professional consulting company undertaking a range of projects and dealing complex heritage issues.

Diana is skilled in the preparation of heritage studies, interpretation plans, historical and Aboriginal archaeological assessments, research designs and excavation reports. Diana has experience in historical research, social values analysis, landscape, and curtilage assessment. Her expertise in site recording, mapping and GIS have been further enhanced through involvement in international projects in Jordan, Cambodia and Turkey. Diana is highly skilled in directing Aboriginal archaeological excavations, undertaking community consultation, preparing Aboriginal plans of management, post-excavation analysis, cataloguing, research and archiving. She is also well versed in state and federal heritage legislation; including best practice policies and guidelines.

Diana has been involved in built heritage assessments, interpretation, comparison, and conservation studies. She also has an understanding of movable heritage assessment, museum collection management and exhibition development.

Diana has successfully forged excellent working relationships with Aboriginal communities, clients and other heritage stakeholders in the many local consultative projects she has been involved in.

Refer to Diana's CV and/or LinkedIn Profile for an interesting and helpful array of key experience examples.

Selected Publications

Owen, T.D. and Cowie, D.R. 2015, Stories from Kaurna, GML Heritage, Sydney.

‘Federated Archaeological Information Management System (FAIMS): A Report on a New User’s Field Experience,’ Australian Archaeological Association and Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, Cairns, 2014.

A full curriculum vitae is available on request