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International Archaeology Day 2016 Lecture
3:30 PM Anthro Room 345, Penn Museum

Dr. Emily Teeter
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

"Crafts and Consumerism in Predynastic Egypt"

Biographical Information:
Dr. Teeter is an Egyptologist, Research Associate, and Coordinator of Special Exhibits at the Oriental Institute. Her research focuses on religion and society in ancient Egypt. Her most recent books are Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt and Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu. She is a former President and Vice- President of ARCE, and she currently serves on the Board.


Artifacts of the Predynastic Period (ca. 4500-3100 BC) have the potential to tell us much about life and society in the era before writing.  Changing styles of stone vessels, the decoration of painted pottery, and the choice of specific materials all attest to early consumerism, links between craftsmen and the market, and to claims of status through personal possessions. The rich archaeological record documents an ancient society marked by surprising similarities to today’s consumerism.

*Entrance fees for most lectures are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12 (Unless otherwise stated)

*Please note: ARCE-PA does not sell tickets for the monthly lectures. All entry fees will be taken at the door of the lecture venue at the ARCE-PA table (unless otherwise stated). 


Save the Date for our 2016-2017 Lectures!


November 5, 2016
3:30 PM. Classroom 2, Penn Museum

Dr. Renée Friedman
Director, Hierakonpolis Expedition

"Fit for a King: Recent Discoveries in Predynastic Hierakonpolis, Egypt’s First Capital"


December 10, 2016
3:30 PM, Classroom 2, Penn Museum

Dr. Ellen Morris
Assistant Professor, Ancient Studies
Barnard College

"Middle Kingdom Clappers, Dancers, Birth Magic, & the Reinvention of Ritual"


February 11, 2017
3:30 PM Room TBD

Dr. Jacco Dielman
Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Lecture Title: TBD


2017 Korysyn Lecture

March 18, 2017
3:30 PM Room TBD

Dr. James Allen
Wilbour Professor of Egyptology, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University

"What's New with King Tut?"


October 15, 2016 is
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