Dr. Richard Redding
– The American University in Cairo
(AUC), in collaboration with The Institute for Bioarchaeology (IB) and the American Research Center in Egypt
(ARCE), will hold a conference next month in Cairo, Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt
, Thursday, January 31st – Saturday, February 2nd. Made possible through a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, this conference will refrain from the traditional display of the ancient Egypt material culture through monuments and artifacts, but rather focus on what we might learn from the human and animal remains, the bioarchaeological element, to help analyze health and nutritional status of ancient populations, diet, agricultural practices and the natural environment.
Dr. Claire Malleson
AERA Chief Research Officer and Archaeozoologist Dr. Richard Redding and Archaeobotanist Dr. Claire Malleson will discuss their paper ‘Modeling Old Kingdom Food Production: What is the Limiting Factor?’ on February 1st.
Rasha Nasr Abd-el Mageed, a graduate of the AERA/ARCE Field School program, will discuss the fauna from the AA bakery at the Heit el-Ghurab site.
This conference will bring together scholars from the many disciplines of Egyptology, archaeozoology and archaeobotany to discuss their research in an effort to promote future collaborations. All presented papers will be published either in the form of a print on demand book or a monograph by the AUC Press.
Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt will be held at the Flamenco (Golden Tulip) Hotel in Zamalek. For further hotel and conference information, click here.