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Alyssa Madden

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Alyssa Madden

Senior Archaeologist in Cultural Heritage
B.Arts in Archaeology with Hons, USQ – PhD Candidate Archaeology

Alyssa’s passion in archaeology has led to her gaining extensive experience across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in preparing Heritage Impact Statements, Historic Heritage Management Plans, Conservation Management Plans, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Duty of Care assessments and Native Title Due Diligence assessments. Alyssa was instrumental in leading negotiations with Aboriginal groups for major projects including a proposed $80M dam, $10M quarry and many other projects involving preclearance surveys for new and existing developments. Her many skills include liaison with key stakeholders along with lithic analysis, field survey, geophysical survey, zooarchaeology, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

As an archaeologist, Alyssa has conducted field excavations at the Willandra Lakes National Park, Royal Bull’s Head Inn, Native Police Camp sites in Cape York Peninsula and Condamine, as well as various sites across Queensland and NSW. Alyssa has also been involved in research being undertaken with the assistance of members from the Surat Aboriginal Corporation, enabling access to elders, land and oral histories. This was as a researcher on the Queensland Native Police Project.

She provides expert advice, knowledge and practical skills to a range of heritage assessments and projects.

  • Australian Archaeological Association (Membership Secretary)
  • Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Associate Member