Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Dr Thomas Hikade is with the Department of of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia. He studied Egyptology, Near Eastern Archaeology, and Prehistory at the University of Trier, and the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg (Ph.D.). His areas of specialization include prehistoric, early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt, stone tools, craft specialization, and economy. Since 1988 Dr Hikade has been working on excavations throughout Egypt, working primarily for the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo, but also for the American Research Centre in Egypt, Macquarie University of Sydney, Yale University, University Museum Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Trust Altes √Ñgypten (Switzerland), and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. Dr Hikade was also co-director of the excavations at Hierakonpolis/Upper Egypt (2004-2009).