About Our Company
Turnstone Archaeology is a Queensland consultancy providing archaeological and heritage services for large and small projects. We are committed to best practice heritage processes, working towards a mutual outcome for all stakeholders.
Turnstone has earned a reputation for delivering quality cultural heritage services to Aboriginal communities, government departments, mining companies and private developers.
Turnstone works across Queensland undertaking heritage management programs.
These include site surveys and assessments, Duty of Care compliance, mitigation strategies and excavations and reporting. Additionally we can provide heritage workshops that include training and upskilling.
We provide ethical and reliable assessments of cultural heritage and practical mitigation strategies while working closely with Aboriginal communities and proponents to ultimately achieve best practice successful outcomes.
Turnstone advocates professional and personal development and strives to provide its archaeologists with industry experience and training with Aboriginal communities.
Dr Mark W. Moore is one of Australia’s leading international authorities in lithic research with numerous scientific papers published in refereed journals. Mark works as a lecturer (Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology) at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW. He is involved with studying the stone tools of the ‘Hobbit’ (Homo floresiensis) from Flores, Indonesia, and is currently looking at stone tool morphology in southeast Queensland. Mark provides valuable cooperation in the field of lithic studies and artefact reduction analysis in association with Turnstone Archaeology.
Donna MacGregor is a forensic anthropologist and Lecturer in Forensics and Archaeology at Griffith University. She is one of the most highly trained experts in her field in Queensland, working on local cases for the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) and the Queensland Police, as well as overseas for the Australian Army. Donna undertakes forensic identification of bone material for Turnstone Archaeology and the Aboriginal communities with whom we work.
Professor Paul Tacon FAHA FSA is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow (2016-2021), Chair in Rock Art Research and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He also directs Griffith University’s Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) and leads research themes in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and Griffith’s Research Centre of Human Evolution. Paul co-edited The Archaeology of Rock-art with Dr Christopher Chippendale and has published over 275 academic and popular papers on rock art, material culture, colour, cultural evolution and identity. Paul provides expert advice and information on rock art for Aboriginal communities in association with Turnstone Archaeology.