Andrew Long, Founding Director
M Litt Archaeology, BA Hons
Andrew Long is a well respected consultant archaeologist and heritage project manager, active across Australia and the UK for the past 28 years. He has extensive experience in delivering a broad range of archaeological planning studies, management solutions and mitigation strategies to both public and private sectors. He has a BA Hons. Degree in archaeology from Durham University (1986) and a M. Litt. research degree in archaeology from Glasgow University (2003).
As the Founding Director of one of the largest and most highly regarded cultural heritage consultancies in Victoria, Andrew offers leadership and strategic direction to both Andrew Long + Associates and the broader industry. Managing the development and implementation of archaeological mitigation strategies for high-stake development projects in Melbourne and regional Victoria has seen Andrew work with a broad spectrum of clients, including Linking Melbourne Authority, Australand, Peet Limited, VicRoads, Parks Victoria, Metricon, MAB Corporation, Esso, and Santos.
Andrew was appointed Aboriginal heritage consultant to the Melbourne 2030 process, and developed the strategic approach to Aboriginal heritage in Melbourne’s Growth Areas for the Growth Areas Authority. His expert witness appearances have led to positive client outcomes at VCAT on Aboriginal heritage issues, including the landmark cases of Azurre Investment Group Pty Ltd vs Mornington Peninsula CC, and Colquhuon & Ors vs Yarra SC.
Andrew is an acknowledged expert in the identification and management of culturally modified trees, the excavation of deeply stratified urban archaeology and the assessment of natural and artificial impacts on coast edge archaeology. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) in recognition of the international significance of his contributions to archaeological and heritage consulting. He is a member of the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA), Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA), the Prehistoric Society, the Hakluyt Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSAS), and is a registered cultural heritage advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (VIC).