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!
Summer holiday full time paid internship opportunities[26 September 2014]
Allianz internships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students
Applications close Tuesday 7 October 2014
BBC Documentary - Jungle Atlantis[26 September 2014]
In 2011, a group of researchers from eight teams proposed that a mission be undertaken over important archaeological sites in north-west Cambodia. In 2012, the team used airborne laser scanning (lidar) technology to create high-precision digital elevation models of the ground surface beneath the vegetation cover. The project identified an entire, previously undocumented, formally planned urban landscape into which the major temples such as Angkor Wat were integrated.