About us

We are a Tasmanian owned and operated independent private business in the Archaeological industry. Arctas was formed by the senior Archaeological consultant Mr Parry Kostoglou over ten years ago. Arctas has since grown into a dynamic locally based team of ten full-time staff including archaeologists, artefact analysts, historians, designers and excavation personnel.

Collectively our team seeks to bring a professional but friendly focus to all jobs regardless of size or duration. With this broad skill base we are able to provide a wide range of services ranging from minor desktop assessments to large scale excavation projects.

Company ethics

We pride ourselves on our professional competence, adaptive skills base and an unrivalled understanding of Tasmanian archaeology in order to determine the client’s best course of action in regard to all commercial archaeological issues. We recognise that the client’s needs are paramount and will strive to provide a strategic cost effective solution to all projects. Given our additional commitment to ‘fair dealing’ all jobs will be competitively costed and described prior to any formal engagement. If a formal archaeological solution is not required the client will be advised of this and a more informal solution found instead. Our extensive list of return clients is an obvious consequence of this policy.