Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Andrew Costello



Jacobs Engineering Group Australia
North Sydney NSW 2059
P: 292282269
F: 292282100
M: 0458325345
Send Andrew an email

Bachelor of Arts, (Honours) First class

Professional Associations and Positions

President, NSW AACAI (3 years)
Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Member, Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Member, Australian Archaeological Association Inc.


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording
  • Excavation


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording
  • Excavation

Consulting Experience

Andrew is a Senior Archaeologist with Jacobs with over 12 years' experience in archaeological survey, excavation and heritage management.

Andrew has been involved in academic, consulting and government projects throughout Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea. Andrew specialises in the identification of Aboriginal archaeological sites, archaeological mapping, research design and sampling strategies. Andrew also has research interests in coastal archaeology and GIS applications in archaeology.

Andrew enjoys collaborating and working with the wide variety of Indigenous communities across Australia, Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea, and has been involved in facilitating cultural heritage training for different Indigenous groups.

Selected Publications

Mitchell, S., Richards, M., Brown, O., Costello, A., & Dejanovic, A. (2015). 'A State of Belonging? Museums, Archaeology Collections and Heritage Legislation in New South Wales’ with comments and reply. Journal of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, 3, 1-12.

Recent Conference Presentations

Australian Archaeological Association Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW December 2011 Sands of Time: Findings from the Peninsula Link excavations on the Cranbourne Sands formation

Australian Archaeological Association Conference, Noosa, QLD December 2008: Down the Line: Findings of the Cultural Heritage Assessment for the Sugarloaf Pipeline

Australian Association of consulting Archaeologists workshop, Sydney NSW. July 2006: GIS Applications in Archaeological Consulting - Differential GPS and the Trimble Unit