The archaeology and ancient history program studies ancient cultures and societies from the greater Mediterranean world and Australia. We explore how we can use the physical remains of communities to understand the past and its relevance to the present. Our approach is multi-disciplinary; we incorporate information from archaeology, history, classics, anthropology, art history, landscape studies, archaeozoology, and archaeobotany to create a broad and deep view of the ancient world. Core studies span 250,000 years of history and include pathways that focus on the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia), Ancient Greece and Rome, and Indigenous Australia. Themes include the study of settlements and cemeteries, politics, technologies, economies, visual and literary cultures, religions, myth, gender and sexuality.
This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.