Postgraduate Research in Archaeology

Archaeology provides a vivid understanding of how the past informs our present. The Department of Archaeology specialises in classical archaeology of the Mediterranean (Greece and Italy), the Middle East (Jordan, Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran), Western and Central Asia, Cambodia and Australia, with annual fieldwork taking place in most of these areas. Another focus is public archaeology and cultural heritage.

Postgraduate students often have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork projects. Students have access to unique facilities such as the Spatial Innovation Unit, Archaeology Computing laboratory and Archaeology Teaching Laboratory, which features the latest fieldwork equipment.

The Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney holds the largest collection of antiquities in Australasia with artefacts from Greece, Italy, Egypt and the near East. Australian items are held in the Macleay Museum.

The department has an outstanding record in research activity, with major funded projects as well as ARC postdoctoral fellows.

Postgraduate research students work on a wide range of topics. For more information about the department, current students and their work please, visit the Department of Archaeology website.

Archaeology postgraduate research programs

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Chair of Department

Peter Dixon Hiscock
Phone Number +61 2 9351 3118
Address Room S453
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
A14 - Quadrangle
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Roland J Fletcher
Phone Number +61 2 9351 7813
Address Room 305C
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
A22 - Old Teachers College
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia