Archaeological & Heritage Services

Helping you Navigate the Regulatory Framework for Projects of any Scale


South Island Archaeology is a Christchurch based consultancy providing high quality archaeological and heritage services throughout the South Island. We serve a variety of clients on different types and scales of projects, including small property developments through to complex new road infrastructure.

We use our depth of understanding and experience mixed with proven commercial capabilities, to meet all your archaeological needs.

We offer a full range of quality driven Archaeological Services including:

  • Archaeological Risk Screening & Management
  • Pre-Development Assessments
  • Archaeological Survey & Investigation
  • Archaeological Authority Applications & Compliance


We have particular strengths in the formulation of high-quality archaeological advice which ensures our clients successfully navigate archaeological and heritage regulatory frameworks. These include both the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 and the Resource
Management Act 1991.

Recognition and respect for Māori cultural values is at the heart of what we do and we always work collaboratively with iwi partners to ensure positive outcomes.

South Island archaeology team Sheelagh and TJ
Archaeologist Photographs a dig site
Archaeologist oversees digsite