Archaeology and Natural History - About us

About the Department of Archaeology and Natural History

Archaeology and Natural History explores deep time in the Asia Pacific region with a focus on the interaction of people with the environment.

Our Department works in a space beyond modern geographies and the written record, unpacking and connecting cultural developments across this vast region. We are a unique multidisciplinary unit, seamlessly integrating environmental scientists and archaeologists to uncover patterns in human behaviour and environmental change through millennia.


ANH offers a number of semester-long courses across several programs:
     ENVS 3029/6529 Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction
     ARCH 8040 Microanalysis in Archaeological Science
     ASIA 2203/6203 Archaeology of China
     ASIA 2301 Prehistoric Origins: Archaeology of Asia and the Pacific
     ASIA 8046 Maps and Mapping for the Social Sciences and Humanities
In addition we offer in-field intensive courses:
     ARCH 2022/6022 Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change
     ARCH 8002 Advanced Field Training in Archaeological Science
     ASIA 3051/6151 Archaeology in Asia
As well as individual research projects for Masters of Archaeological Students:
     ARCH8029 Supervised Project in Archaeological Science
     ARCH8030 Archaeological Science Research Project 1
     ARCH3031 Archaeological Science Research Project 2


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