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Dr Craig Barker

Dr Craig Barker

Archaeologist
Manager of Education and Public Programs

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Hobbies
  • Film
  • Travel
  • Rock music
  • Reading
About the Expert

Craig Barker has worked extensively on archaeological excavations in Australia, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
He regularly travels to Paphos in Cyprus to research the “Tombs of the Kings” as part of his PhD studies, and is Co-director of the University of Sydney’s excavations of the site of the Hellenistic-Roman theatre with colleagues, Richard Green and Smadar Gabrieli.

As Public Programs and Education Manager at the Sydney University Museums ,Craig lectures and works with students to learn more about the Nicholson and Macleay Museums’ collections.

Craig is interested in public archaeology and helping the wider community understand what is involved in archaeological work.

His interests include the eastern Mediterranean wine trade, theatre architecture, Hellenistic funerary practices, archaeological education and the portrayal of archaeology in popular culture.

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