Ryan Crough-Heaton

Ryan graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Class I) in 2021, specializing in archaeological science. His thesis explored the geochemical and mineralogical characteristics of Holocene rock art pigments and ochres in Mirarr Country, Western Arnhem Land, and their changing provenance through time. Ryan also holds a dual Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, with majors in Chemistry and Archaeology.

Ryan has lived and worked extensively across the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and has participated in numerous surveys and excavations in both a consulting and a research capacity. Ryan is a member of both the Australian Archaeological Association and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and is currently undertaking additional study towards registration within the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Ryan is a fully qualified Heritage Advisor, meeting all the requirements of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.