Department of Archaeology
Archaeology provides a vivid understanding of how the past informs our present through its focus on the material remains of the human past.
We are one of Australia's leading and most dynamic Departments of Archaeology. Our nine full-time staff offer a highly diverse programme of undergraduate teaching, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research opportunities spanning many areas of archaeological inquiry and practice. The research funding success of staff projects and our global connections are reflected in the broad scope of our international fieldwork programmes across Australasia, Asia and Europe. An active community of professionals and interested members of the public in Sydney, along with frequent visitors from overseas, contribute to a lively programme of activities.
Archaeology has been taught at the University of Sydney in various forms since the early 1930s. The Department of Archaeology is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Nazi archaeologists seeking the elixir of life. Evil demons entrapped in gold amulets. Wealthy, corrupt tomb raiders. Pop culture seems to give archaeologists a bad name. After studying hundreds of movie portrayals, Peter Hiscock, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Sydney, explores why we portray archaeologists as self-interested, swindling adventurers competing for glorious spoil.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the introduction of nine Honours Research Fellowships to be awarded to outstanding undergraduates intending to undertake an Honours year in 2015.
The successful applicants will be offered supervision towards an Honours degree in the appropriate discipline. They will each receive a bursary of $3000 towards research costs, and the opportunity to take up a research internship with the supervising program.
Pick up the new 2015 Departmental guides for undergraduate students!