The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: The Settlements from the Second Intermediate Period to the End of the Third Intermediate Period


ACLS Fellowship Program


Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations


This project focuses on research concerning ancient Egypt’s urban society. Last year, the first volume of a major archaeological study on this topic, “The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: From the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom,” was accepted by Cambridge University Press. Now, the project will produce the second volume, which builds on the trajectories and research questions laid out in its predecessor, and investigates mechanisms of political and social change and how those impacted the development of the various towns and cities. The exceptionally rich data for the New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1069 BCE) will allow for a much more detailed analysis of urban features than has been possible for the previous periods.