Ancient Egypt's Greatest Archaeological Sites and Discoveries
This course will examine the sites that were most critical to the development of ancient Egyptian civilization and have yielded its most spectacular discoveries. Archaeological sites such as the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, the Valley of the Kings & King Tutankamun's tomb, and the treasures of Tanis will be explored and their significance in Egyptian history explained. The course will focus on the archaeological evidence for each site or clustered group of discoveries with an emphasis on the time between the Predynastic Period (ca 4500 BC) and the New Kingdom (ca 1000 BC).
Bard, Kathryn A. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. ISBN-10: 0470673362.
Pearce Paul Creasman is an archaeologist who specializes in the fields of Egyptology, maritime history, and dendrochronology. The author of more than 50 articles and 6 edited books, as an associate professor at the University of Arizona his research focuses on understanding ancient human and environmental interactions. For the past 15 years, he has directed fieldwork in Egypt and Sudan. His current excavation is at the pyramid field of Nuri, Sudan.