Artefacts of Excavation

Start: Apr 26, 2016 05:15 PM
End: Apr 26, 2016 06:15 PM

Location: UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Artefacts of Excavation

Alice Stevenson & Emma Libonati (UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network at the Petrie Museum on 26 April.


Artefacts of Excavation is a three-year AHRC funded project investigating the international distribution of finds from British excavations in Egypt from 1880 onwards. This talk will explore the question of how smaller antiquities and archaeological finds became recognised as objects worthy of collection in the UK, how they became a focus for archaeological inference in the late 19th century and the factors that led to a drastic shift in attitudes to the value of these finds fifty years later.

All welcome!

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Amara Thornton.