A/PROF Andrew Jamieson

A/PROF Andrew Jamieson


  • Archaeological Collections Management practices (Materials Conservation, Conservation of Collections and Moveable Cultural Heritage)
  • Archaeology of the ancient Near East and Egypt (Ethnoarchaeology, Archaeological Ceramics, High Temperature Industries)
  • Historical Archaeology, Heritage, Cultural Resource Management (Conservation and interpretation of archaeological sites)



  • Andrew Jamieson has extensive archaeological field experience and has worked at sites in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Australia. In the mid-1990s he was deeply involved in the UNESCO post-war salvage operations in Beirut. For ten seasons he worked at Tell Ahmar in northern Syria. He has taught at Monash University and also been involved in a range of curatorial, conservation and field projects with Heritage Victoria. Prior to the Syrian conflict he was developing a new collaboration known as the Syrian-Australian Archaeological and Historical Research Project. In 2014 Andrew was invited to represent Australia on the SHIRĪN International Committee, a Research Initiative for the Safeguarding and Protection of Syrian Heritage. Andrew is member of the Archaeology Advisory Committee of the Heritage Council of Victoria. In 2015 Andrew won the Barbara Falk Award for Teaching Excellence.

    Andrew’s research interests include the archaeology of the ancient Near East and Egypt, and historical archaeology in Victoria. He specializes in the study of ancient ceramics and archaeological artefact collections.   


Member of

  • Heritage Council Victoria. Alternate Archaeologist Member 2005 - 2010


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Additional Grant Information

  • Recent Grants & Awards:

    Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme
    (From the Field to the Repository: significance of archaeological collections)
    Faculty of Arts, Faculty Research Grant Scheme
    (From the Field to the Repository: significance of archaeological collections)
    Special Study Program, Faculty of Arts
    (Archaeological museum collections / fieldwork and research north Syria)
    Cultural Community Relations Advisory Group, University of Melbourne
    (National Archaeology Week - ‘Changes and Challenges in Archaeology’)



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1994
  • BA Hons, University of Melbourne 1989
  • BA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1985

Awards and honors

  • Barbara Falk Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015
  • M A Bartlett Scholarship, 1995
  • Gertrude Bell Award British School of Archaeology Iraq, 1994
  • Alma Hansen Scholarship, 1994
  • Australian Post Graduate Research Award, 1993
  • Fanny Reading Scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies, 1988



Available for supervision

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