Part of the Fall 2017 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series
In collaboration with the Archaeological Institute of America’s International Archaeology Day 2017
Pearce Paul Creasman, Associate Professor and Curator of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition has been conducting archaeological research for nearly 30 years. This illustrated lecture provides an update on its work of the past few years, including the discovery of an ancient Egyptian temple, new archaeological fieldwork in the Sudan, the construction of a research center in Luxor (Egypt), and a variety of other exciting developments.
Professor Creasman is author or co-author of more than fifty scholarly articles and six edited volumes, including Pharaoh’s Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors (Oxford University Press 2017; edited with Richard H. Wilkinson). He is actively involved in several initiatives to apply scientific methods to long-standing problems in Egyptology, using new data to improve the resolution of our collective knowledge in areas such as ancient climate change and chronology. He directs archaeological fieldwork in Egypt and Sudan. Dr. Creasman’s research primarily focuses on understanding ancient human and environmental interactions, especially as it relates to the use and acquisition of natural resources, and to maritime life in Egypt.