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 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 (SOPHI) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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  • Academic reading and writing skills workshops

    Sign up for the Learning Centre's March/April worshop series,19 March - 3 May.
    Limit places. These workshops are open to all enrolled University of Sydney students and are free of charge.

  • Athens Classical Archaeology Intensive Program 2019

    January 4-25 2019

    The Department of Archaeology and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens invite your application to join the fifth Classical Archaeology Intensive Program Program in Athens.

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