University of Melbourne
Andrew Jamieson is a senior lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. He 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 (ancient Til Barsib) in northern Syria. He has been closely involved in a number of research projects in the middle and upper Euphrates valley. In 2008 he initiated a joint research collaboration project with Dr Youssef Kanjou from the National Museum of Aleppo known as the Syrian-Australian Historical Research Collaboration Project. Andrew’s research interests include the archaeology of the ancient Near East. He specializes in the study of ancient ceramics – specialising in the study of Bronze and Iron Age pottery – and archaeological artefact collections management. He is the author of Tell Ahmar III: Neo-Assyrian Pottery from Area C, published by, Peeters Press in Leuven (2012). Since 2005 he has curated 18 exhibitions in the University of Melbourne’s Classics and Archaeology gallery at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Andrew has also taught at Monash University and also been involved in a range of curatorial, conservation and field projects with Heritage Victoria. .