Earth Sciences Auditorium (Sat & Sunday)
rm1050, 5 Bancroft Ave.
Toronto, ON M5S 1C1
DATE: November 5th, 2011 9am to 5pm
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This event is ticketed. Online registration prices: $90 general public; $80 SSEA or Royal Ontario Museum members; $40 students (with ID). This event is presented in cooperation with the Royal Ontario Museum.
On November 5th, 2011, The SSEA/SÉÉA will present an exciting day of papers on the latest discoveries from Egypt. This year's focus is on current archaeology of tombs and cemeteries, with reports presented from those working in the field in Egypt. Speakers scheduled to appear include: Prof. Kerry Muhlestein, head of the Brigham Young University excavations at Seila (Fayum), and Prof. Suzanne Onstine (University of Memphis), who is working in the tomb of the noble Panehsy at Thebes; Dr. Peter Sheldrick of the Dakhleh Oasis Project and Edwin C. Brock, who has worked for decades in the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Sheldrick will present on his work with human remains from Dakhleh Oasis. Mummies will also mentioned by Dr. Muhlestein, as the exacavations at Seila have revealed not only a lost pyramid of Snefru but a cemetery which may contain millions of mummies This year's mixture of field reports on tombs, cemeteries, and their inhabitants will provide a truly exciting look at the process of archaeological discovery, and at what excavations can teach us about life and afterlife in ancient Egypt.