Welcome to NEAF, a Foundation of the University of Sydney. Join us for a fascinating study of the past.

NEAF facilitates research in the archaeology of the Near East, Egypt and Cyprus, bringing the world of Near Eastern archaeology to a wider public audience.

We engage with school and university students, and teachers. Student membership is FREE!

Many members in Australia and around the globe have always loved the study of the ancient world but were often taken in other professional or personal directions. 

NEAF enables them to pursue these interests, through talks, events, tours and field work.

We honour our wonderful Donors.  Read about how they came to support NEAF here. A love of archaeology, and enjoyment of NEAF, is generally the inspiration for their generous support.  We support publication, scholarships and research with these funds.

We are a member of Vere Gordon Childe Centre and work closely with the Discipline of Archaeology, and have enduring links with the Chau Chak Wing Museum, and the Friends of the Museum.

Learn about current archaeological research. Join our  tours to ancient sites, access research support through grants and scholarships.


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Member Benefits

Get advance notice of our events and access a range of discounts.

NEAF Podcast

NEAF has recorded a number of interviews with archaeologists working in Near Eastern Archaeology.

NEAF News & Views

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The 2024 Anthony McNicoll Visiting Lectureship

Back to Lagash: New Investigations into an Early Urban Centre in Southern Mesopotamia Professor Holl…

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The 2024 Edwin Cuthbert Hall Annual Lecture in Archaeology

Professor Barbara Helwing | Thursday 11 April 2024Chau Chak Wing Museum | 5:30pm doors for 6:00pm st…

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NEAF Projects

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Excavating half a million years of human history

Teleilat Ghassul

One of the largest Chalcolithic sites in the Southern Levant

NEAF Activities

Events & Tours


Supporting your research




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Dr James Fraser – the Curator for the Ancient Levant and Anatolia at the British Museum – gives us a personal tour of the recent exhibition Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece


Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation
Level 4, CCANESA Madsen F09, University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4151 neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au