Archaeology at ACU is a unique opportunity. Join with us as we seek to unravel the mysteries of the past. Learn about ancient cultures and knowledge that still inform the present. See how people responded to prosperity and crisis; how they lived and how they died. Bond with new found friends in class and in the field in a program that allows you to explore your interests and prepares you for a wonderful career.

Piece together the past from present discoveries

Sunset at Lachish digsite during ACU archaeology visit.

Focusing on Ancient Israel in its Near Eastern context, ACU’s archaeology major/minor allows you to touch history. You’ll have practical opportunities at every stage, from joining a working archaeological excavation in Israel and recording and analysing the artefacts you uncover, to using your discoveries and the evidence they provide to tell the story of the area’s history.

You can also study in Rome and make connections between that city’s ancient history and the history of Ancient Israel.

Learn from a multidisciplinary team with expertise in archaeological theory and practice, history, language and science.

Graduate with the knowledge and skills to work on a dig, at museums and galleries, in cultural management, or in teaching or research.

Discover the archaeology major

Discover the archaeology minor

ACU archaeology student on a dig in Israel.

Excavations in Israel

Join fellow archaeology students and ACU staff on a dig at Lachish archaeological site in Israel in 2024.

What will you uncover?

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