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Lecture by Joanne Rowland

Oct 11, 2011 | 07:00 PM

"The fieldschool in Quesna:
Engaging Egypt's archeologists in the Delta"

Since 2005 the Minufiyeh Archaeological Survey has been working in the central Delta and in particular focusing about investigations at the site of Quesna. This summer season, we have started the first archaeological fieldschool at the site, where 10 Egyptian inspectors and students are working alongside students from Berlin, receiving instruction from Egyptian and European specialists.  The fieldschool has taught the basics of fieldwork methodology and has also given the students experience in the recording and excavation of human skeletal remains, ceramics and training in conservation techniques.  The lecture will look at the work of the fieldschool within the wider context of our work at Quesna.

Dr. Joanne Rowland is Junior Professor at the Institute of Egyptology at Freie Universität Berlin. Prior to joining FU, she was a Research Fellow of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. Since 2005 J. Rowland is Director of the Egypt Exploration Society Minufiyeh Archaeological Survey. You can follow her work on http://minufiyeh.tumblr.com/

The lecture is part of our series: "Studies on Egypt and the Middle East in Berlin", jointly organized by the Cairo Offices of Freie Universität Berlin, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Archeological Institute (DAI). 

Time & Location

Oct 11, 2011 | 07:00 PM

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 11, Sh. Salah Ayoub, Zamalek, Cairo