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.

Dr Peta Seaton, AM, NEAF President

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 CCANESA and work closely with the Department of Archaeology and we have enduring links with the Chau Chak Wing Museum, and the Friends of the Nicholson Museum,

As President of NEAF, I am delighted to invite you to explore NEAF’s work, its community, and to become involved with our activities.

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

We welcome new Members and I hope to meet you soon.


Enjoy the benefits

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 Latest Discoveries and findings from ancient Egypt’ Dr Mostafa Waziry

Friday 17th November 2023 – 7.30pm – 8.30pm:  Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium –…

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‘Cypriot Bronze Age Regionalism : What was going on in the West?’ The 2023 JB Hennessy Memorial Lecture.

Dear Members and Friends – Please join us on November 28th for the 2023 JB Hennessy Memorial Le…

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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