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Australian archaeology


Professor Peter Hiscock, Tom Austin Brown Chair of Australian Archaeology, Department of Archaeology


Sarah Ward, Australian Archaeologist


Archaeological dig


Ancient Aboriginal artefacts uncovered in Australian 'Antiques Roadshow'


World's oldest axe fragment found in Australia

Australian archaeology is a large sub-field in the discipline of archaeology. Archaeology in Australia takes three main forms, Aboriginal archaeology, historical archaeology and maritime archaeology. Bridging these sub-disciplines is the important concept of cultural heritage management which encompasses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites, historical sites and maritime sites.
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    • Research and investigations 

    • Historical archaeology in Australia 

    • Underwater and maritime archaeology in Australia 

    • Cultural heritage management 

    • Notable Australian archaeologists 

    • Professional societies in Australian archaeology 

    • Publications