The TRACER Project: two years after. Results and Perspectives
15 October 2018, 4:00 pm
Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology
The third seminar in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series for Term I, 2018/19 will be given by Gersande Eschenbrenner-Diemer on 15 October.
Gersande's seminar is entitled 'The TRACER Project: two years after. Results and Perspectives' and all are welcome to attend.
Indigenous and imported wood species were extensively used in Ancient Egypt for manufacturing objects of daily life and equipment for the afterlife, notably statuary and coffins. Despite the abundance and use throughout Pharaonic history, no global study has been carried out on this material. With an innovative methodology combining archaeometric and theoretical approaches, the TRACER project will analyze wood craft as a societal "tracer" in Ancient Egypt during a key period of its history: the Middle Bronze Age (MBA). Analysis of woodcraft during this period which covers both politically centralized (Middle Kingdom-MK) and decentralized periods (Second Intermediate Period-SIP), will identify the impact of societal changes on wood crafts, closely linked with the political and religious development of the country.
UCL Institute of Archaeology Research Seminars Programme | Term I, 2018/19
Mondays, 4pm, Room 612 (some titles are still provisional)
- 1 October: Andrew Reynolds (World Archaeology) - The non-urban
revolution: reflections on the idea of the town in early medieval
- 8 October: Andrew Bevan (Archaeological Sciences) - Food storage and its cultural consequences across pre-industrial Europe
- 15 October: Gersande Eschenbrenner-Diemer (World Archaeology) - The TRACER Project: two years after. Results and Perspectives
Penrose (Heritage Studies) - My Margaret Thatcher Museum: from the
archaeology of the postindustrial to the archaeology of the neoliberal
[5 November: Reading Week - no seminar]
- 12 November: Miljana
Radivojevic (Archaeological Sciences) - The Making
of the Silk Roads: Bronze Age Metallurgy in the Eurasian Steppe
- 19 November: Jonathan Gardner (Heritage Studies) - What is to become of the Crystal Palace? Excavating the afterlives of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and its building
- 26 November:
Michael Charlton (Archaeological Sciences) - Ironmaking
practice at Meroe, Sudan
- 3 December: Hana Morel (Heritage Studies) - Global challenges, governance and heritage
- 10 December: Dean Sully (Heritage Studies) - Punk Conservation: resolving the no future approach to conserving the past