Swtas Lecture: Pearce Paul Creasman

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

As a result of favorable preservation and the ancient Egyptian practice of ritually provisioning the dead for the afterlife, hundreds of tons of wood have been recovered from excavations in Egypt. Ancient ships, coffins, and architectural timbers provide a potentially robust source of material for chronological endeavors, especially dendrochronology. This presentation makes a case for further progress toward the construction of a tree-ring chronology for ancient Egypt and provides the results of the first comprehensive effort to evaluate the utility of native Egyptian trees based on recent fieldwork.

Pearce Paul Creasman is associate professor of dendrochronology and Egyptian archaeology, curator of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and director of the Egyptian Expedition at the University of Arizona. Professor Creasman is currently involved in several initiatives to apply scientific methods to long-standing problems in Egyptology, using new data to improve the resolution of our collective knowledge in areas such as ancient climate change and chronology.

Chapman Center Auditorium
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212

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