History of the Department of Archaeology

The University of Yangon started the Department of Archaeology on 1 July 1994. There was one head of the Department assisted by a staff of two Lecturers, two assistant Lecturers and three Tutors. All of them were recruited from the History Department. They had some knowledge of Prehistory and Protohistory but knew very little of archaeology and anthropology. The Department therefore had to depend largely on the Archaeology Department, Ministry of Culture and Geology Department, Geography Department, History Department, Law Department, Anthropology Department and Oriental Studies Department and retired personnel of Yangon Institute of Technology to teach...

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