Learn how to uncover the secrets of the past and how to record, analyse and evaluate your discoveries so we can better understand the history of Ancient Israel and its people.

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your experience on an actual dig in Israel or an intensive study trip to Rome where you will learn about its past and heritage.

Our archaeology major will equip you with knowledge about ancient peoples and cultures in the Near East, from earliest habitation through interactions of the ancient Israelites with the Canaanites, Philistines, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks and, finally, the Romans.

Along the way, you can choose to study related units in history, languages and science.

Archaeology is available as a major or minor within a range of single and double degrees offered at ACU, primarily the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation), but also in degrees in education, theology, global studies, business and law. You can also study individual archaeology units as electives. All units are available online.

What you will study 

The archaeological units included in the major and available to study in the minor are:

* Two of these units offered in rotation each year.

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Read more about the minor


 ACU archaeology student, Michaela, showing off a discovery at the Lachish digsite in Israel.

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