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Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL 62901-4302)
Gretchen R. Dabbs (Project Director: January 2014 to December 2021)
Anna Stevens (Co Project Director: January 2014 to December 2021)

Collaborative Research
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$253,817 (approved)
$253,817 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2019

The North Tombs Cemeteries at Amarna, an Abandoned City of Ancient Egypt

Archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological analysis at the North Tombs Cemeteries (14th-century BCE) at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt. (36 months)

This proposal seeks funding for the excavation and analysis of the North Tombs Cemeteries at the New Kingdom Egyptian site of Amarna, capital city during Akhenaten's religious revolution. The goal of this project is to address the growing discord between the research outputs of bioarchaeologists who study human remains and of archaeologists who focus upon the material culture used and spaces inhabited by people in the past and offer a pioneering case study of social archaeology that places research on ancient material culture, urban space and human remains within a collective narrative that focuses on the greater elucidation of human experiences as they relate to personal life histories, the relationships between the body and person, the place of the individual in society, and the inhabited urban context.