RTIO Argyle

In 2020 GJCRM undertook a desktop review of the existing cultural heritage information at Argyle Diamond mine and developed a cultural heritage management plan as part of the Argyle Mines closure and repatriation process. As a result, throughout 2020 and 2021 GJCRM conducted the rerecording of a number of sites across Argyle. This was to ensure the boundaries and geographical locations of the sites were accurate and to assess their current condition. The re-recording of archaeological sites was conducted with the assistance and full cooperation of Argyle traditional owners.

Ian Ryan Director & Project Manager
Dr Ian Ryan has worked full time as an archaeological consultant since 2003 and joined the GJCRM team as a Project Manager and senior archaeologist in 2008. Ian has been the Senior Consultant on more than 250 indigenous archaeological surveys including several excavations and large-scale site salvages in the Pilbara region. Ian has authored and co-authored more than 300 archaeological survey and salvage reports. He has presented and published several research papers based on data collected during archaeological surveys and other cultural resource management projects.

As a Project Manager for Echoes CHM, Ian’s role is to manage, administer and supervise projects for ECHM and to maximise the productivity of field managers and field archaeologists. Ian completes these projects to a high standard and within budget. Ian is also responsible for project life cycle including scope of works and budgets, managing teams in the field and overseeing the resultant survey reports. He also administers ECHM’s ongoing internal seminar series, a training initiative designed to maintain high professional standards and keep staff informed about the status of the heritage industry.
Ian is a strong leader and is a member of the ECHM Management Team.
Niamh Quinn Field Archaeologist
Niamh graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2021 majoring in both Archaeology and History. She has taken part in the archaeological excavations conducted at East Perth Cemetery and York and has been involved in the sorting and recording of materials recovered from the Burrup Peninsula and Fremantle's Artillery Drill Hall.

Niamh joined the GJCRM team in 2021 assisting the office management team and has since joined the Archaeological Field team becoming involved in a number of archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara, Kimberly and the Goldfields.

Niamh’s current role as a Field Archaeologist for Echoes CHM involves surveying project areas, the recording archaeological sites and identifying and recording archaeological material.
Field Archaeologist
Paul joined the GJCRM team in 2020 and has an extensive background working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Paul also has experience in both archaeological excavation and lab work and has specialized in the identification and analysis of Aboriginal stone artefacts. He has been involved in archaeological projects across Western Australia and has experience recording archaeological material across the Burrup and Canning Mills.

Throughout Paul’s time at Echoes CHM as a Field Archaeologist he has continued to build on his fieldwork experience, being involved in archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara and western desert. Paul’s role as a Field Archaeologist also includes the recording and identification of archaeological sites and materials and working closely with traditional land owners.
QC Officer & Senior Report Writer
Trish has worked as a consultant archaeologist since 2006 and joined the GJCRM team in 2008.

Trish has extensive experience in managing archaeological heritage surveys, identifying, and recording archaeological sites and material and liaising with both Native title holders and proponents in the field.

Throughout her career Trish has conducted a broad study of the cultural heritage values and has experience liaising with individuals, regional communities, and government agencies. Her current role at Echoes CHM also includes conducting background research and writing both preliminary advice and reports based on the results, writing reports for proponents, and ensuring quality control is maintained within each report.

Project Staff

Ian Ryan Director & Project Manager
Dr Ian Ryan has worked full time as an archaeological consultant since 2003 and joined the GJCRM team as a Project Manager and senior archaeologist in 2008. Ian has been the Senior Consultant on more than 250 indigenous archaeological surveys including several excavations and large-scale site salvages in the Pilbara region. Ian has authored and co-authored more than 300 archaeological survey and salvage reports. He has presented and published several research papers based on data collected during archaeological surveys and other cultural resource management projects.

As a Project Manager for Echoes CHM, Ian’s role is to manage, administer and supervise projects for ECHM and to maximise the productivity of field managers and field archaeologists. Ian completes these projects to a high standard and within budget. Ian is also responsible for project life cycle including scope of works and budgets, managing teams in the field and overseeing the resultant survey reports. He also administers ECHM’s ongoing internal seminar series, a training initiative designed to maintain high professional standards and keep staff informed about the status of the heritage industry.
Ian is a strong leader and is a member of the ECHM Management Team.
Niamh Quinn Field Archaeologist
Niamh graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2021 majoring in both Archaeology and History. She has taken part in the archaeological excavations conducted at East Perth Cemetery and York and has been involved in the sorting and recording of materials recovered from the Burrup Peninsula and Fremantle's Artillery Drill Hall.

Niamh joined the GJCRM team in 2021 assisting the office management team and has since joined the Archaeological Field team becoming involved in a number of archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara, Kimberly and the Goldfields.

Niamh’s current role as a Field Archaeologist for Echoes CHM involves surveying project areas, the recording archaeological sites and identifying and recording archaeological material.
Field Archaeologist
Paul joined the GJCRM team in 2020 and has an extensive background working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Paul also has experience in both archaeological excavation and lab work and has specialized in the identification and analysis of Aboriginal stone artefacts. He has been involved in archaeological projects across Western Australia and has experience recording archaeological material across the Burrup and Canning Mills.

Throughout Paul’s time at Echoes CHM as a Field Archaeologist he has continued to build on his fieldwork experience, being involved in archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara and western desert. Paul’s role as a Field Archaeologist also includes the recording and identification of archaeological sites and materials and working closely with traditional land owners.
QC Officer & Senior Report Writer
Trish has worked as a consultant archaeologist since 2006 and joined the GJCRM team in 2008.

Trish has extensive experience in managing archaeological heritage surveys, identifying, and recording archaeological sites and material and liaising with both Native title holders and proponents in the field.

Throughout her career Trish has conducted a broad study of the cultural heritage values and has experience liaising with individuals, regional communities, and government agencies. Her current role at Echoes CHM also includes conducting background research and writing both preliminary advice and reports based on the results, writing reports for proponents, and ensuring quality control is maintained within each report.

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