Settlement and Cemetery at Giza: Papers from the 2010 AERA-ARCE Field School
Settlement and Cemetery at Giza presents the preliminary excavation and specialist reports detailing fieldwork and material culture analysis from the Heit el-Ghurab and Khentkawes Town sites carried out during our 2010 and 2013 field school seasons.
It is the first in a series of planned volumes representing the culmination of student work prepared during our Analysis and Publication Field Schools, the final step in our four-part field school for the Ministry of Antiquities Inspectors run in conjunction with the American Center for Research in Egypt since 2005.
Providing both training and a platform for publication helps our students become active participants in their country's proud archaeological heritage, not only playing a role in safeguarding it, but also in disseminating it to the world. We are proud to present their work and feel strongly that it contributes towards a further understanding of Old Kingdom and Late Period Giza. Thank you to all our members for helping to make this possible.
On February 20th, we began our 2016 excavation season at the Heit el-Ghurab (HeG) site. This season we'll be returning to the Standing Wall Island area at the southern tip of HeG, concentrating on the "official's house" we explored last season.
Read about our previous work in this area on our blog. AERA members can also read about our work in this area in our most recent AERAgram. Stay tuned for updates as the season progresses!
Congratulations to the 2015 graduates of our Memphis Site and Community Development field school!
This two year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to develop an archaeological walking circuit that guides visitors through some of the most important Memphite sites, while also conserving the cultural heritage of Memphis by cleaning, stabilizing and documenting this endangered area. We are proud to congratulate our 2015 Egyptian field school graduates who were trained in site management, cultural heritage planning, out-reach and conservation. Read more about this project on our website.
Our members help make possible our excavations in Egypt, field school training, rescue archaeology, conservation, education and outreach. Members also receive printed copies of AERAgrams and annual reports as soon as they are published.