Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Allan Lance

LANCE, Allan

LANCE, Allan

Heritage Consulting Australia Pty Ltd
P: 02 6162 0210
M: 0418 856 504
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* BA (Hons), Australian National University

Professional Associations and Positions

Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Member, Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
Member, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
Lifetime Member, National Trust of Australia


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording
  • Excavation

Special Fields

  • Coastal archaeology
  • Cooper Basin archaeology
  • Stone artefact analysis
  • CONTACT ARCHAEOLOGY - site survey, site recording, excavation

Consulting Experience

I have had 29 years professional experience in Australian archaeology. During this time I have undertaken more than 400 archaeological studies including field surveys, site recording and excavation. These studies have been carried out in South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. In addition to these studies undertaken as a consultant or through ANUTECH, the Australian National University's consulting company, I have assisted other archaeologists with numerous field surveys and excavations. As Executive Archaeologist at ANUTECH, I supervised a further 50 projects, which included large scale regional studies. I also coordinated and compiled several Environmental Impact Statements. As manager of the Adelaide Office of National Heritage Studies, I carried out or assisted with a further 40 projects.

In the past twenty years I have conducted a number of large projects including the survey and recording of historic sites in eastern New South Wales, recording of sites in southwest Queensland and northwest South Australia, and conducted studies for the Central Land Council in Central Australia. I have excavated sites along the Murray River in South Australia, at Tibooburra, Bungendore and Gol Gol in New South Wales. Now, I am mostly working in Eastern Queensland with several of the Traditional Owner groups and investigating historical heritage sites.

Selected Publications

LANCE, A. 1997 Four flowlines - Aboriginal and Historical Studies in South Western Queensland. Unpublished report to Santos Ltd.

LANCE, A. and K. Moffitt 1997 Archaeological Studies of a Proposed SWER Power Transmission Line and Cathodic Protection Facilities Along Part of the Moomba - Adelaide Natural Gas Pipeline, South Australia. Unpublished report to ECOS Consulting Pty Ltd and Tenneco Energy Pty Ltd.

LANCE, A. 1996 The Strzelecki Track Realignment Innamincka to Della - Route Revision at Innamincka, South Australia. Unpublished report to the SA Department of Transport.

LANCE, A. and K. Moffitt 1996 An Archaeological Survey Between Balta Baltana Creek and Anna Creek on the Coober Pedy to William Creek Road. Unpublished report to the SA Department of Transport.

LANCE, A. 1995 Review of P. Courbin 1989 What is Archaeology? An essay on the nature of archaeological research. Australian Archaeology 41:62-63.

LANCE, A. 1995 Archaeological Studies of the Central Desert Joint Venture Mining Leases, Northern Territory. Unpublished report to the Central Desert Joint Venture and the Central Land Council.

LANCE, A. and A. Long 1995 Eastern Pipeline Historical Heritage. Unpublished report to the Eastern Gas Pipeline Project.

LANCE, A. 1994 Archaeological Studies of an Aboriginal Shell Midden Site at James King Park, Gol Gol, New South Wales. Unpublished report to Wentworth Shire Council.

A full curriculum vitae is available on request