Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Jo-Anne Thomson



Thomson Cultural Heritage Management
Floreat WA 6014
M: 0439 518 928
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Master of Applied Cultural Heritage Studies (Curtin) 2013
Postgraduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies (JCU) 2003
Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) in Prehistoric and historic archaeology (USyd) 1998
Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training (Karratha College of TAFE) 2005
Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) (Modal) 2005

Professional Associations and Positions

Full member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Incorporated
Full international member, ICOMOS
Member, Australian Archaeological Association
Member, World Archaeological Congress


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording

Consulting Experience

Jo has dual expertise in archaeology and cultural heritage management. She has over 15 years experience and has worked in the Pilbara, South West, Wheat Belt, Central West, Gascoyne, Goldfields and greater Perth metropolitan regions of Western Australia and regional NSW.

In addition to archaeological survey, site recording, excavation and site management, Jo has extensive experience in field logistics in remote areas, Indigenous community liaison and consultation, project management, design and delivery of training to employees and the Indigenous community, CHMS development and implementation, GIS and audits and reviews (field and system), within a wide range of development contexts from conceptual studies through to feasibility, operations and planning for mine closure, large scale infrastructure developments, exploration and evaluation drilling, urban residential and pastoral activities.

Selected Publications

Thomson, J. R. & J. P. White, 2000. 'Localism of Lapita pottery in the Bismarck Archipelago', Australian Archaeologist: Collected papers in honour of Jim Allen, A. Anderson & T. Murray (Eds), Coombs Academic Publishing, ANU, pp308323.

A full curriculum vitae is available on request