Department of Archaeology

The Department was set up in 1994 with the aim to promote awareness of ancient Myanmar culture, and archaeological knowledge, to train new generations of archaeologists and to support tourism sector in Myanmar. Post-graduate Diploma, Master of Arts, Master of Research and Doctor of Philosophy on Archaeology courses are offered.

Elective Courses offered by the Department include Archaeology of Myanmar, Prehistoric Archaeology , Proto-historic and early Historical Archaeology , Archaeology of mainland
Southeast Asia, Indian , Chinese and  Ceramic Archaeology, preservation of Monuments, Protection of National Cultural Properties and Dating Archaeological Evidences.

The ongoing research programmes include study on excavated findings from the old Bagan Palace and Beikthano sites, and stone implements found at Htauk-ma-gone in Salingyi Township. Excavations undertaken by the Department are sites in Sriksetra and the continuing investigations into skeletal remains found in Nyaung Gan village, Budalin Township. Students have also conducted study tours around various archaeological sites in the country. Moreover, quarterly paper reading and presentations sessions are held to disseminate the knowledge among faculty members and students. There are twelve academic staffs at the Department. The Department of Archaeology has planned to open the CHRD class, "Postgraduate Certificate in culture of Bagan".It is short term course for three months. The current activities of the Department are as follow:  

International Collaboration

  • Visiting Professor Programme supported by OSF

Research Area (Collaboration)

  • Prehistoric Archaeology ( Palaeolithic  Culture of Southeast Asia)
  • Protohistoric Archaeology ( Samon and Pyu culture)
  • Historical Archaeology (Culture of Bagan)
  • Conservation of Archaeological Monuments and Properties

Departmental Activity

  1. Field Trip
  2. Refresher Course for Departmental Staff
  3. Refresher Course for New Appointment
  4. Visiting Professors' Lecture
  5. Field Trip with Visiting Professor

Twante Field Trip with visiting professors
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Tagaung Old City Field Trip
Refresher Course for New Tutors
Refresher Course for Departmental Staff

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