MIDEAST 392 - Mini-course in Middle East Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Doing Archaeology in Egypt
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Have you ever wondered exactly how archaeological excavations in Egypt work? Ever wanted to experience the site where the earliest kings were buried? Where the world's oldest beer breweries have been discovered? Where ancient Egyptians themselves made pilgrimages for millennia? In this mini-course, you will be able to virtually visit Abydos, the place of many firsts and where a live excavation of the University of Michigan is currently underway. You will participate (via Zoom) in the UM Abydos Middle Cemetery Project as it works at this 4,000 year old site and explore the research questions we ask, the methodologies we use to excavate data to address these questions, and the theoretical frameworks we use to interpret these data and think about ancient lives and landscapes.

In the first part of the course, students will virtually participate with the professor in an actual field season in southern Egypt that includes excavations, conservation, object and bioarchaeological study, and the development of a museum project. In the second part of the course, we will learn how new archaeological discoveries help us to finetune our understanding of the past, and how museum displays can engage visitors in cultural heritage initiatives.


MIDEAST 392 - Mini-course in Middle East Studies
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001 (SEM)
Tu 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Second 7-Week Mini-Course. Drop/Add Deadline: November 7.

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