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.
Dr Walter (Wally) Wood is a graduate of Medicine and Surgery (Hons) and also of Science from the University of Queensland. He has recently retired as Associate Professor of Human Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Bond University, Robina, Gold Coast, Qld. Wally is a specialist in the field of Human Bone Identification (Forensic Anthropology) and has taught and consulted in this area for over 40 years. He is particularly skilled in the identification of prehistoric Aboriginal skeletal remains to develop a skeletal profile for establishing the identity of modern human remains of unknown origin.