Welcome to our Members’ page.  Keep an eye out for periodical updates: helpful information about past and present members, surveys and information.

You can view our governance, policies, annual and financial reports here

We look forward to sharing experience and knowledge and inspiring you to join our many activities.

NEAF Governance

Since it was created in 1985, NEAF has been guided by a Council of people passionate about Near Eastern Archaeology and sharing it with the wider public and students.

You can learn more about the NEAF Council here.

You can view our 2020 member’s survey here.

Further information concerning NEAF can be downloaded below:

Annual Reports:

Financial Reports

The NSW Auditor General performs the Audit of Financial statements of the University as a whole. The Auditor-General has not specifically performed procedures that ensured that the financial statement presented in our Annual Reports was true and fair or in accordance with the University’s accounting policies.  Further, at the date the certification was signed by the Finance Director, the Audit-General had not completed the audit of the University’s financial statements.


NEAF greatly values the support of all its members, and we pay our respects to those who are no longer with us.

Vale Dr Graeme Clarke AO FAHA (1934-2023)

Graeme Clarke was an impressively accomplished academic, teacher and administrator who dedicated a lifetime to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world through which Australia and, indeed, the global community benefitted. His death was a blow to many, including the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens of which he was a Council member from 1982 and …

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Vale Martha Sharp Joukowsky (1936-2022)

We share the sad news that Martha Sharp Joukowsky passed away on January 7, 2022.

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Vale Win Stephen

It is with a real mixture of sadness and love that NEAF says farewell to one of our greatest supporters and friends in Lady (Win) Stephen. Born (in Adelaide) into a strongly medical family as the daughter of James Bonnin, a general practitioner, and sibling of five brothers (four of whom became doctors) and a …

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Vale Judith McKenzie

(November 28, 1957 – May 27, 2019) In a tribute to Judith McKenzie written by Alan Walmsley, a fellow archaeologist who also prepared his doctorate at Sydney University in the mid-1980s, he praised Judith as ‘one of Australia’s most eminent alumni in the humanities’ (Levant, 2000). Yet Judith never held a distinguished ‘named’ chair at a …

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Vale Michelle Cotton

Dr Michele Cotton AM NEAF Councillor from 1 April 2002 to 1 April 2011. Michele wanted to be an archaeologist when she was a child – but then became a vet!  She had lived and worked in the Middle East (Riyadh) for many years (as a result of her husband Peter’s work) and while bringing up …

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