Associate Professor, Archaeology and History, Assistant Dean (Student Affairs)
Bachelor of Ancient History Honours, Macquarie University;
Bachelor of Ancient History, Macquarie University;
PhD Archaeology, University of Melbourne
Dr. Christopher Hale is an Associate Professor, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and a member of the Centre for Material Culture Studies. An archaeologist and ancient historian by training, he completed a Bachelor of Ancient History with 1st Class Honours at Macquarie University in Sydney, and a PhD in the Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Levant from the University of Melbourne. He is the Co-Director of the Harsha Chhina Archaeological Project which seeks to identify and explore Early Historical sites in the Bari Doab of the Punjab. He is a ceramic expert with the Palace of Nestor Excavations (University of Cincinnati) and with the Mitrou Archaeological Project (University of Tennessee and the Greek Ministry of Culture) in Greece. He has worked with the Tell es-Safi/ Gath Archaeological Project (Bar Ilan University) in Israel and has been active in the Cultural Heritage sector as a contract archaeologist in Australia. Prior to joining JSLH, he held positions as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens, a Curatorial Assistant at the Knossos Stratigraphical Museum on Crete with the British School at Athens, and as the Glassman Holland Research Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Israel.