Dr. Claire Malleson to teach archaeobotany classes in Cairo

Charred seeds from the Khentkawes Town site

Charred seeds from the Khentkawes Town site

Dr. Claire Malleson, AERA archaeobotanist and Giza lab manager, will be teaching a series of four classes at the Egypt Exploration Society in Cairo in February. The study of plant remains from archaeological excavations provides a wealth of information about life in ancient Egypt. This course will provide participants with an introduction to this specialist area of study.

Class One: What is Archaeobotany?
Why study plant remains what do they tell us?
The History of Egyptian Archaeobotany
Sources of evidence, art, texts, macro- and micro-botanical remains

Class Two: Archaeology and Archaeobotany
Archaeobotanical methods and techniques
Sampling strategies, sample processing, seed identification, recording

Class Three: Practical work with plants and seeds
Analysis of results working with data
Understanding problems in interpretation

Class Four: Practical work
Case-studies from excavations in Egypt
Course overview

Start Time: Thursday, 5th February 2015, 5:00 pm
End Time: Thursday, 26th February 2015, 7:00 pm
Location: The Egypt Exploration Society Cairo Office, 192 El Nil Street – Agouza, Giza, Egypt.

More information is available on the Egypt Exploration Society website.