Sacred Baboons as engines of Egyptian trade and seafaring
with Dr. Nathaniel Dominy
This talk will focus on the bones and teeth of mummified baboons recovered from New Kingdom temples and Ptolemaic tombs. The isotope composition of these tissues is a valuable source of information about the life and lifeways of an animal. In some cases, our evidence points to captive breeding and a lifetime spent in Egypt. In other cases, we find evidence of importation from distant lands. So far, this evidence corroborates consensus on the location of Punt, putting it in the modern-day countries of Eritrea and northern Somalia.
Egypt and the Mediterranean World from the Late Fourth through the Third Millennium BCE Conference
ARCE is sponsoring this conference and is Hosting Day 2
*This is NOT an ARCE National Lecture
This conference will bring together the latest research on the interaction between Egypt and the Levantine and Aegean worlds in the late fourth – third millennium BCE. The event will be held on four days in May. Each conference day will consist of two sessions of four 20min papers followed by a discussion. Registration is free for all presenters and attendees. All attendees and presenters must register to be accepted into the event and must register for each date separately.
This talk will explore the cuisines of each phase of Egyptian history, identifying some of the highlights or developments of each time period, starting with ancient Egypt and through to the 20th century. It will also investigate the transformations, and how these may or may not have had an impact on the face of today's Egyptian food.
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