EBS Heritage can provide archaeological assessment and earthworks monitoring for project areas where there are higher risks of encountering insitu and unregistered heritage sites. While assessments and surveys are the most common and effective risk management strategy for identifying known and high risk areas for heritage sites, some sites cannot be identified until earthworks have commenced.
Current State Legislation carries substantial fines and clients face prosecution if they are found to have disturbed significant heritage sites. While conducting a comprehensive background research (such as a desktop or cultural heritage surveys) and a risk assessment for the project area are valuable tools, engaging a trained archaeologists/heritage specialist to monitor earthworks can completely reduce the likelihood of an unknown heritage site being disturbed. Having an onsite archaeologist, or access to a trained archaeologist can also be beneficial in providing valuable advice in dealing with a discovered site/object and avoiding lost project time.
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of Indigenous, European or Built Heritage management, please feel free to contact us.