Cultural heritage management is the applied use of archaeological, anthropological, historical and other specialist knowledge to the documentation, conservation and management of heritage sites and objects. 

Cultural heritage management is where most archaeologists find employment and relates to all fields of archaeology, whether Indigenous, historical or maritime.  Heritage does not have to be extremely old in order to need management.  Even relatively recent objects, such as orbital space debris, can have heritage value and create interesting management problems that need to be solved.

Cultural heritage management is essentially the study of the contemporary significance of heritage sites and places and is closely involved with industry and the processes of development in mining and urban planning.  The Flinders Graduate Program in Archaeology and Heritage Management has been specifically developed to train graduates in this field.

Dedicated topics in cultural heritage management at Flinders include:
ARCH2108: Cultural Heritage Management
ARCH3205: Indigenous Heritage Management
ARCH8018: Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management
ARCH8019: Heritage Management Planning
ARCH8154: Underwater Cultural Heritage: Legislation, Management and Interpretation
ARCH8406: Issues in Indigenous Heritage Management

For more information about studying cultural heritage management at Flinders please contact the lecturers in charge, Dr Mick Morrison and Dr Alice Gorman.  For enquiries specifically about the Graduate Program in Archaeology and Heritage Management, please contact Dr Heather Burke.

Current Projects

Port Adelaide Community Archaeology.  A project to provide opportunities for people to learn about, and become involved with, Port Adelaide's heritage.

Past Projects

Adelaide Hills Face Zone Cultural Heritage Project