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Bioarcheological Field School at Amarna, Egypt


Location: Amarna, Egypt

Season: 
May 15, 2017 to June 15, 2017

Session dates: 
May 15th to June 15th 2017

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: PDF icon bioarchaeological_study_at_amarna.pdf

Program Type

Field school

no

Affiliation:

University of Arkansas Fayetteville

Project Director:

Jerry Rose, University of Arkansas

Project Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opportunity to spend full‐time on the analysis of excellently preserved skeletal material, including paleopathology, of the commoners’ cemetery at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • Intensive program to study the skeletons of the commoners from Tell el-Amarna, the city built by Pharaoh Akhenaten
  • Experience life at a British archaeological excavation and tour the houses, palaces, temples, and tombs of Tell el-Amarna, led by Professor Barry Kemp
  • Enrollment limited to 12 students (must have valid passport at the time of application).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Apply online at http://studyabroad.uark.edu/egypt by clicking the Apply Now button. To re-access an application that you’ve already begun, click here to login. For questions about the application process, email Sarah Malloy at slmalloy@uark.edubefore the deadline.

Required application materials include:

  1. Personal statement: Describe your reasons for wanting to study abroad, including expected contributions to your academic, personal and professional goals. You should also address any qualities or circumstances that make you particularly well suited to this particular program, especially if there are multiple candidates and limited spaces for this opportunity.
  2. Copy of University transcript(s):  Unofficial copy of current or most recently attended institution
  3. Curriculum Vitae: One-page, documenting your skills specific to the project
  4. Completed security form: Download here.
  5. Photocopy of valid passport at time of application (JPEG)
  6. Passport-style photo (JPEG)
  7. Recommendation letter:  The letter may be sent directly from your recommender to slmalloy@uark.edu.

 

Period(s) of Occupation: New Kingdom, 1353-1336 B.C.E.

Notes: 
Opportunity to spend full time on the analysis of excellently preserved skeletal material, including paleopathology, of the commoners' cemetery at Tell Amarna.

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: entire session

Minimum age: 
University Enrolled

Experience required: 
None

Room and Board Arrangements

Each student has an individual bedroom and all meals at the site are provided.  The field school fee of $2970 pays for hotel, all tours, transportation and meals once the student arrives in Cairo.

Cost: 
$2,970 + UA tuition + airfare purchased by student estimated at $2,200

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Arkansas
Number of credits offered 6
Tuition: 
$1,378 estimated for undergraduate

Location

Contact Information
Sarah Maloy
Study Abroad University of Arkansas
Fayetteville
AR
USA
72701
Telephone: 
479-575-7582
Fax: 
479-575-6595
Recommended Bibliography: 

http://www.amarnaproject.com/pages/recent_projects/excavation/south_tombs_cemetery/

Dabbs, Gretchen R., Jerome C. Rose, and Melissa Zabecki. "The Bioarchaeology of Akhetaten: unexpected results from a capital city."Egyptian Bioarchaeology: Humans, Animals, and the Environment (2015): 43.

Kemp, B. and A. Stevens, 2010. Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18). Volume I: The Excavations, Architecture and Environmental Remains. EES Excavation Memoir 90, London: Egypt Exploration Society and Amarna Trust.

Kemp, B. and A. Stevens, 2010. Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18). Volume II: The Objects. EES Excavation Memoir 91, London: Egypt Exploration Society and Amarna Trust.

Kemp, B. 2012. The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and its People. London: Thames and Hudson.

Kemp BJ, Stevens AK, Dabbs GR, Zabecki M, Rose JC. (2013) Life, Death, and Beyond in Akhenaten’s Egypt: Excavating the South Tombs Cemetery at Amarna. Antiquity 87(335):64-78.

Rose, J. and M. Zabecki, 2009. The commoners of Tell el-Amarna. In S. Ikram and A. Dodson, eds, Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, vol. 2, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 408–22

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