Why study Archaeology?

  • Gain an understanding of human behavioural variability across millions of years and in different global regions
  • Recognise the importance of space and time in analysing different phenomena
  • Learn to think critically and creatively, work effectively in teams, and take initiative
  • Recognise, evaluate and synthesise various views, arguments and sources of information pertinent to solving puzzles relating to differences in human behaviour in a variety of past cultural and environmental contexts

What you will study

  • Interactions between environments, society, economy and culture
  • Evolution of humans and their primate ancestors from fossil evidence
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Artefacts and material culture associated with past societies
  • Archaeological sites associated with a range of environmental and cultural contexts
  • Field and laboratory methods
  • Geographical information systems