Starting today, January 26, archaeology students from around the world will have the chance to conduct field work in Giza for six weeks as part of a joint program between the Egyptology Unit of AUC’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology and the Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA).
“This program gives archaeology students a wonderful opportunity to work in the shadow of the pyramids with world-renowned archaeologists and get hands-on experience with Old Kingdom material,” said Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at AUC. “Participants will learn the ins and outs of excavation, from actually digging to analyses, including learning about specialized fields such as archaeozoology and archaeobotany.”
The program is open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students from universities in Egypt and abroad. Because it is field-based, participants will learn systematic techniques for excavation and recording and analyzing found materials.
“This is a unique, intensive program, and we are hoping to increase the number of participants in coming years,” Ikram affirmed.