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Dr Edward (Ted) Higginbotham,

Terry Kass,

Professional Historian


Ted Higginbotham graduated from Cambridge University in 1975 with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology, followed by an MA in 1979.


During vacations since 1970 and then full time between 1975 and 1978, Ted crammed in as much digging experience as possible, becoming a site planner, then supervisor, then the director of a number of excavations.


He visited Australia in 1978, emigrated in 1980. As a planner and supervisor, he took part on the first large excavation in NSW at Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney from October 1980.


He established Consultant Archaeological Services in 1980 and since then has completed a wide range of archaeological projects.


Ted completed a PhD in the archaeology of rural settlement at Sydney University in 1994 and registered EHA as a company.


Ted has now completed more than 450 archaeological and heritage projects.


He is a full member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. and an associate member of the Professional Historians Association.



  • 1994. PhD. Historical Archaeology, Sydney.
  • 1979.  MA. Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.
  • 1975.  BA. Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.


    Professional memberships:

  • Full member, Australian Association of Consultant Archaeologists Incorporated.
  • Associate member, Professional Historians Association, NSW.
  • Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.
  • National Trust of Australia, NSW.
  • Royal Australian Historical Society
  • Life Member, Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society.


    Other professional activities:

  • Member, Archaeological Advisory Panel, Heritage Branch, NSW Department of Planning, 2007-.
  • Vice President, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, 1993-1997.
  • Treasurer, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, 1990-1996.
  • Committee member, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology 1983-4, 1984-5, 1986-7, 1989-90.
  • Committee member, Parramatta Heritage Advisory Committee, Parramatta City Council, 1993.
  • Committee member, Industrial Archaeology Committee, National Trust of Australia (NSW) 1983-88.

    Terry Kass has undertaken most of the historical research for EHA projects since 1985. He is a full member of the Professional Historians Association and an independent consultant. Terry has a BA (Hons), MA (Hons) and Dip Ed, all from Sydney University.


    You can contact Terry Kass on (02) 9749-4128.



    Excavation staff


    Over the years Ted has built up a professional team for archaeological excavation and artifact cataloguing. Each person has a degree in archaeology and/or is eligible for membership to the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.


    Ted has also provided training and experience for other people, who have taken up archaeological excavation without a degree.



    Jeanne Harris
    Artifact cataloguing.


    Jeanne Harris completes most of the artifact cataloguing from EHA excavations. She qualified with a BA degree in Anthropology from Ohio State University (1975) with 2 years of course work towards her MA in Anthropology. Jeanne specialises in managing the artifact analysis for large projects and was the laboratory manager for a large US-based cultural resources firm. In this role she was responsible for developing the artifact database application used by the State of Ohio and other states throughout the region.


    Relocating to Australia in 2000, Jeanne has expertise in most artefact categories, but is able to assemble specialist teams, where required, for example, for faunal, leather, and industrial analyses.


    Jeanne is an independent consultant and is based on the NSW South Coast. You can contact Jeanne at Urban Analysts on 0410 277 842.





    Since 1989 EHA has provided opportunities for volunteers to take part in excavations. Public participation is an important part of our work. See volunteers.



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