Learn how archaeologists study materials to better understand humanity’s past from renowned researchers at La Trobe.
- Explore a wide range of scientific techniques and methods, including geophysical survey, geographic information systems (GIS), archaeomagnetic dating, and ancient DNA.
- Build the practical skills and knowledge you need to work in professional archaeology in Australia and overseas.
- Develop long-term perspectives on modern issues, from the ancient past to the present.
Your questions answered
Felicity shares her reasons for studying archaeology at La Trobe.
Felicity shares her experience at her first dig site and finding her first artefact.
Felicity shares what the classes are like, and what she likes best about them.
Felicity talks about the specialisations, majors and minors you can take in your archaeology degree at La Trobe.
What are the teachers like?
Felicity talks about her plans to work on a dig site in Egypt after she graduates.
Felicity talks about the different industries you can work in with an archaeology degree.
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After graduation, you could work in specialist fields such as professional archaeology, cultural heritage management or research.
Study human activity from the past. Recover artefacts, analyse samples in the laboratory and advise on sites of historical importance.
Identify and protect sites of cultural importance. Advise government and non-government organisations on the maintenance and protection of historically and culturally significant sites and buildings.
Educate communities about the past while protecting and maintaining culturally significant collections.
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