School of Social Sciences

Working in Archaeology

Further information

Whilst we have a comparatively young department (founded in 1978), UWA Archaeology has a proud history of producing leading Australian archaeologists. Those trained in UWA Archaeology include: Annie Clarke (Sydney Uni.), Joe Dortch (Contract Archaeology), Kate Morse (Contract Archaeology), Sue O’Connor (ANU), Moya Smith (WA Museum) and Peter Veth (UWA). Even though our postgraduate student numbers are expanding rapidly, the employment rate for our students is amongst the best in Australia. Quality, prestige education remains the key to employment in all sectors and UWA degrees are therefore the degrees of choice in Archaeology.

Potential areas for employment in archaeology include universities, government departments, the mining and resources industries, museums, NGOs, community organisations, heritage agencies, environmental management authorities, contract archaeology companies amongst others.

A snapshot of the range of current job opportunities in Archaeology can be found at:


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