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  • f.hassan@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Fekri Hassan

  • BSc, MSc, MA, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Petrie Professor of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology & Department of Egyptology, UCL (1994- 2008), lecturing on cultural dynamics and the origins of the Egyptian civilization.
  • Honorary President, Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organization
  • Editor, African Archaeological Review
  • Contributing Editor, The Review of Archaeology
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, UNESCO Potential Conflict to Co-Operation Project
  • Member of the Executive Board, Forum for African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
  • Member of Scientific Committee, UNESCO IHP Water and Civilization Project
  • Member of the Steering Committee, UNESCO Water and Civilization Project: International Hydrological Programme
  • Member of the Ethics and the Use of Freshwater Working Group, UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology
  • Member of the Advisory Board, The Holocene
  • Member of the Executive Board, Forum for African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Water Policy : The Journal of the World Water Council
  • Member of the Board, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
  • President, International Water History Association
  • Member of Executive Board, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
  • Honorary Member, Société pour l'etude des cultures prépharaoniques de la Vallée du Nil

Research Interests

Academic:

  • Cultural heritage management
  • Water & Civilization
  • Archaeological Perspectives on Ethics
  • Relevance of Archaeology to contemporary human issues
  • Cognition (lithic artifacts and rock art)
  • Climate Change
  • Origins of civilization and state-societies.

Regional:

  • North Africa and the Middle East (fieldwork conducted in Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, and Jordan).

Contributions to the African Heritage and Archaeology website

Collapse of the Old Kingdom

A paper associated with the July 2001 BBC programme "Ancient Apocalypse" will be available from the BBC website.

Educational Background

  • B.S. (Hons), Geology and Chemistry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1963)
  • M.S. Geology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1966)
  • MA Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (1971)
  • PhD Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (1973)

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