Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Vivienne Wood

WOOD, Vivienne

WOOD, Vivienne

Vivienne Wood Heritage Consultant Pty Ltd
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M: 0408 819 630
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* BA, Adelaide University
* BLitt, Australian National University

Professional Associations and Positions

Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Member, Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
Member, Anthropological Society of South Australia
Member, Historical Society of South Australia
Member, National Trust of Australia (SA Branch)
Member, World Archaeological Congress
Member, Oral History Association of Australia


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording
  • Excavation

Special Fields

  • CONTACT ARCHAEOLOGY - site survey, site recording, excavation
  • Shell midden analysis
  • Vertebrate faunal analysis
  • Sediment analysis
  • Cultural resource management
  • Site significance assessments
  • Archival research
  • Community consultation and negotiation
  • Native Title research

Consulting Experience

I have undertaken more than 490 professional cultural heritage consultancies, including archaeological and anthropological studies, over a period of more than 16 years in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Between the years 1990 to 1992 I was regional manager/archaeologist with National Heritage Studies, Adelaide, a broad-based consulting company. From 1992 onwards I have worked as a private consultant on projects ranging from small-scale developments to large regional studies dealing with cultural heritage assessment, research and management planning. Studies undertaken have included predictive/feasibility desktop studies, field surveys, site recording and excavation of both pre-contact and post-contact Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage sites, oral history recordings, archival research, Native Title enquiries and work area clearances, analyses of shell midden and faunal materials, lithic analysis, as well as documentation, cultural heritage management plans and recommendations and reporting. Consultation with a wide range of groups, including members of government and private agencies, local interest groups and Aboriginal communities has been an integral part of all studies undertaken.

Selected Publications

WOOD, V. 1992 Excerpt from Angophora Reserve Rock Shelter: A faunal analysis. In J. McDonald, The Archaeology of the Angophora Reserve Rock Shelter, Appendix 1. Environmental Heritage Monograph Series 1. Sydney: National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Hemming, S., V. WOOD and R. Hunter in press Researching the Past: Oral history and archaeology at Swan Reach.

490+ unpublished reports

A full curriculum vitae is available on request