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Joint Conference on the Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt & The International Symposium on Animals


The emergence of bioarchaeology as a field of research is strongly tied to the recognition that neither human or animals exist in a vacuum, and that the analysis of skeletal remains cannot be removed to the laboratory without taking into account the archaeological context in which they were found. Through such contextual analysis, bioarchaeological remains from ancient Egypt have provided a wealth of information on diverse topics, such as religion, cultural practices, the health and nutrition of ancient populations (both human and animal), animal husbandry, diet, agricultural practices, economy and the natural environment. In recent decades, the incorporation of both archaeological, historical, and ethnographic sources of data in skeletal analyses has greatly benefited our understanding of Ancient Egyptian lifeways. Nevertheless, archaeological context is frequently understood as static, while in reality the environment - whether physical or cultural - is apt to itself affect living beings to just as great an extent as it is affected by them. To that end, the theme for the 2019 BAE conference is “Interaction.”

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 10-11-12-13/01/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus (Cairo, Egypt)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The American University Cairo; the American Research Center in Egypt; the Institute for Bioarchaeology

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-Foreign Professionals: $100

-Foreign Students: $40

-Egyptian Professionals, and Foreign Professionals residing in Egypt: LE300

-Egyptian Students, and Foreign Students residing in Egypt: LE50

Ticket price includes conference attendance, conference pack, coffee and tea breaks, and the conference reception.

Tickets can be purchased online through this website, or in cash at the event. For foreign attendants, payment in cash at the event will incur a $10 cash processing fee in addition to the registration fee. For Egyptian residents, the cash processing fee is waived, and all tickets can be paid in cash at the event.


Featured speakers:

-Dr. Salima Ikram

-Roxie Walker

-Dr. Richard Redding

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