Search This Blog

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Reminder - Northern Cal. Egyptology Lecture This Sunday: Hard Times For Three From Tell Edfu

Last year I heard Roselyn Campbell give a shorter talk on this subject. It was entertaining and insightful, and I am looking forward to hearing more about these three women of Edfu. Don't miss it!


The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Roselyn Campbell, PhD Candidate, UCLA.

Hard Times: The Life, Death & Afterlife
Of Three Individuals From Tell Edfu

Sunday,  March 10, 3 pm
Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)

About the Lecture:

The site of Tell Edfu is primarily known for its well-preserved Ptolemaic temple, but continuing excavations by the Tell Edfu Project of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute have revealed a rich and complex history at the site, spanning many centuries. Excavations in 2012 of a large grain silo dating to the Middle Kingdom unexpectedly revealed the presence of the three human skeletons and two dogs. Analysis of the human remains indicated that all three individuals were likely female, and all showed evidence of disease, hard labor, and trauma. The bodies appear to have been dumped into the silo with no evidence of burial treatment, highly unusual. In this lecture, Ms. Campbell will discuss her analysis of these skeletal remains, and will attempt to reconstruct the experiences in life, and in death, of these three women.

About the Speaker:

Roselyn Campbell earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Montana, focusing on archaeology and bioarchaeology. Her  masters thesis analyzed the uninscribed tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Peru, Ethiopia, Spain, and the Western United States. Ms. Campbell's research focuses primarily on evidence for violence and trauma in human remains from the past, not only in Egypt but around the world. She also specializes in the study of paleo-oncology (i.e. cancer in antiquity), and in 2014 co-founded the non-profit Paleo-Oncology Research Organization (PRO) in the interest of promoting interdisciplinary research on the antiquity and evolution of all types of cancer.

Parking is available in U.C. lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends for a fee. Ticket dispensing machines accept either $5 bills or $1 bills, and debit or credit cards. The Underhill lot can be entered from Channing way off College Avenue. Parking is also available in lots along Bancroft, and on the circle drive in front of the Valley Life Sciences building.

A map of the campus is available online at
For more information about Egyptology events, go to or

--   Sent from my Linux system.

No comments:

Post a Comment