Adam Paterson studied archaeology at Flinders University and Leicester University (United Kingdom) specializing in historical and industrial archaeology. Since completing his honours degree Adam has worked as a heritage consultant, gaining valuable experience as a project archaeologist for a variety of public and private sector developments; ranging from small-scale residential and commercial developments to large-scale Part 3A major projects. Drawing on this experience, Adam is able to provide sound specialist archaeological heritage advice for a variety of different development contexts. Adam has extensive field experience and has co-directed several historical archaeological investigations in NSW and South Australia.
Currently Adam is a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology Flinders University, South Australia. Adams research is funded by an Australian Post Graduate Award â€“ Industry. Industry partners for the project include, the South Australian Department of Environment and Heritage, The South Australian Maritime Museum and Archaeological and Heritage Management Solutions.
Adams PhD research will examine how including the public in archaeological research contributes to better cultural heritage management. A particular emphasis is placed on the role that community archaeology can play in providing widely accesible and meaningful outcomes from archaeological work and its potential for allowing archaeologists to engage with social heritage values will be explored. This research will be ongoing until 2012 and will include several excavations in Port Adelaide that will provide opportunities for community involvement.
Adam also continues to practice as a Cultural Heritage Management consultant and his other research interests include the archaeology of whaling and the archaeology of maritime and industrial communities.
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