Central Province, PNG
Archaeological Management Plans
Archaeological Research Designs
Archaeological Interpretation Strategy
Archaeological Excavations and Monitoring
Dr Matthew Kelly of Curio Projects has been managing the project for more than 10 years and brought it to Curio with him. From initial archaeological surveys and assessments, through to the preparation of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan, Archaeological Management Plan, Interpretation Strategy and now excavations on site, Mathew has also been imortalised in the film Etoa: A Kododa Track Story.
Curio continues to provide expert archaeological guidance and advice related to a remote battlefield site in PNG. This role utilises primary source material from the Australian War Memorial and partnering with the local indigenous community at Alola. The continued seasons of recovery excavations also involve observers from Japanese Association for Recovery and Repatriation of War Casualties (JARRWC), management of a local team of excavators on site and ongoing advice to the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery.