Meet Our Team

Sher Mitchell

 Archaeologist and Company Director

Sher began her studies in ancient history in 2008, exploring interests in Egyptology, Roman and British history; including ancient archaeological and architectural studies.

In 2011 she undertook several years of cultural heritage field work, changing her major to archaeology and focused her attention and passion toward Australian Indigenous heritage and culture; in particular landscape archaeology and lithic technologies, identification and usage.

Whilst living in the UK she undertook volunteer work for York Museums Trust researching, categorising and assisting with the lithic collection preservation.

She is a member of the Archaeological Association of Australia and is now undertaking a Master’s degree in Archaeology through the University of New England to further her depth of knowledge as well as continuing with personal research and projects.

Sher is also working with TMR Statewide as a Cultural Heritage Officer & Evolve Environmental Solutions as a Natural Areas Technician.

Study Competencies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology with USQ Toowoomba and is currently undertaking her Master’s Degree in Archaeology through UNE Armidale
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate III in Small Business Management
  • Certificate III in Business Operations
  • St. John’s Ambulance Remote Course
  • Standpipe licence
  • Exemption 38 boat licence

Portfolio of Work

  • Engagement for cultural heritage services with many Indigenous groups throughout Northern New South Wales, Southeast Queensland, Gladstone region, Central North Coast and Far North Queensland
  • Cultural heritage survey
  • Identification and significance assessment of Indigenous objects and places
  • Stone tool identification, categorisation and inventory
  • Mitigation, excavation and reporting on Indigenous archaeology and cultural heritage survey
  • Community training and engagement – Back to Country
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Cultural Heritage Risk Assessment (CHRA)
  • Cultural Heritage Management Agreement (CHMA)
  • Cultural and Historical Heritage surveys and assessments

Sher has worked with:

  • Queensland Urban Utilities
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Jagera Daran
  • Queensland Rail
  • Gooreng Gooreng
  • Metallica Minerals
  • Gudjal
  • Santos
  • Kabi Kabi
  • Yirendali
  • Holcim
  • Gugu Bahdun
  • QGC Pty Ltd
  • Western Wakka Wakka
  • Qld National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Munanjali
  • Wakka Wakka #4
  • North Burnett Regional Council

Chris has long held an interest in culture, history and heritage and has many years of personal research and study into sites located across the United Kingdom and Europe.

He has 14 years’ experience in finance and banking, including corporate business management, commercial lending and financial advice.

Chris holds a commercial pilot licence to operate a multi-copter aircraft and specialises in the end to end production experience utilising the latest photogrammetry techniques. He brings passion and creativity to his work and offers a new dimension to the cultural heritage survey’s that Advance Archaeology provides.

Chris’ specific areas of interest are architectural heritage, marine archaeology, ethnography and technical advances that can be utilised in archaeology to improve data presentation including information recorded and reported.

Chris Haycock

Managing Director and Drone Technician

Study Competencies

  • Drone Operations – RePL & AROC
  • Speciality Diver
  • Certificate in Business Banking & Conduct. CertBB&C
  • Finance and Relationship Management
  • St. John’s Ambulance Remote Course
  • Currently studying an Advance Diploma in Indigenous Studies with UNE Armidale

Portfolio of Work

  • Video evidance in support of site survey and written reports
  • Indigenious group engagement for documentary video production showcasing indigenious culture and heritage
  • Aerial imaging and videography
  • Land mapping and site identification
  • 3D structure mapping
  • Asset survey
  • Video progress reports for the construction and development industries

Chris has worked with:

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Kabi Kabi
  • Wakka Wakka #4
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Qld National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Ripple Beach Media
  • Best of Life Adventures

Licences and Memberships

  • White Card Qualified – Construction
  • St. John’s Ambulance
HLTAID002Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID003Provide First Aid
HLTAID001Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID005Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation
  • Drone Operations – RePL & AROC 
  • Scuba Schools International 
  • Archaeological Association of Australia Members
  • Australian Conservation Foundation