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ARCE Practice Talks Round 1

April 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Humanities Room 365, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Religious Significance of Timber in Ancient Egypt

Carrie Arbuckle (Archaeology). In this talk, the religious significance of timber in ancient Egypt is explored, particularly as it relates to coffin construction. This approach is based on a translation of a variation of Book of the Dead spell 193.


Hard Times: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of Three Individuals from Tell Edfu

Rose Campbell (archaeology). Excavations near the Temple of Edfu in 2012 unexpectedly revealed three human skeletons in a grain silo, dating to the twenty-first century BCE. Despite the importance of proper mortuary practice in ancient Egypt, these individuals lay sprawled in the silo with no evidence of burial treatment. This paper explores the lives of these three individuals and considers how and why they may have been deposited in such an unusual manner.


The Eastern Delta as a Middle Ground for Hyksos Identity Negotiation

Dani Candelora (Egyptology). Approaching the Eastern Delta as a middle ground for identity negotiation, this talk examines the cerebral side of cross-cultural interaction in the Second Intermediate Period. The Hyksos, themselves immigrants from the east, made strategic choices in the adaptation of Egyptian traditions or the maintenance and advertisement of their eastern identities to more successfully rule the mixed population of the Eastern Delta


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April 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Humanities Room 365
415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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