Ewart Hall

American University Cairo

Tahrir Campus

Thursday, January 10

Ewart Hall, American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus

Keynote Address, Human Remains: Roxie Walker


American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus

Introductory Session:

Salima Ikram, Samia El-Merghani, Daniel Antoine, Chairs



12.20-12.40: Jessica Kaiser

“Venerunt, Viderunt, Vicerunt: The Roman Conquest and the Non-Elite”


12.40-13.00: Brenda Baker, Ahmed Gabr

“Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna in Early Dynastic Abydos”


13.00-14.40: Lunch


14.40-15.00: Lana Williams, Amanda Groff

“Aging is Elemental: Defining Biomarkers of Senescence”


15.00-15.20: Zeinab Hashesh, Ahmed Gabr

“Human and Faunal Remains in Egypt: A New Department and a New Approach”


15.20-15.40: Stéphanie Porcier, Louis Chaix

“Analysis of mummified gazelles from Kom-Mereh/Komir (Upper Egypt) kept at the musée des Confluences (Lyon, France).”


15.40-16.00: Colline Brassard, Stéphanie Porcier, Cécile Callou

“To be or not to be a dog mummy: how a metric study of the skull can inform selection practices pertaining to canid mummification in ancient Egypt?”


16.00-16.20: Coffee Break


16.20-16.40: Eleuterio Sousa, Haskel Greenfield

“Animal Butchering Technology in Bronze Age Egypt”


16.40-17.00: Louise Bertini

“Food along the Ways of Horus: Faunal remains from excavations at Tell el-Borg”


Afternoon Session:

Frank Ruhli, Chair



14.00-14.20: Marwa Abd-el-Salam, Moheb Shaaban

“Developmental anomalies in ancient Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt”


14.20-14.40: Michele Buzon, Stuart Tyson Smith

“Social status and health at the Egyptian fortress Taroy: Exploring variability in the Tombos cemetery”


14.40-15.00: Enas Abdel-Rahim, Roqaya Ali

“Human Remains between storing and displaying in the Egyptian Museum at El-Tahrir”


15.00-15.20: Sally Hosney

“A mysterious mummified head: A case study from the Egyptian Museum basement”


15.20-15.40: Filip Taterka

“Secretary Bird of Deir el-Bahari and the Location of the Land of Punt”


15.40-16.00: Bea de Cupere, Claudio Ottoni, Katrien Van de Vijver, et al.

“Egyptian cat mummies: ongoing research in the field of aDNA, stable isotope and geometric morphometric analyses”


16.00-16.20: Coffee Break


16.20-16.40: Malvina Brachmańska

“Animals from a Late Antiquity House in Marea”


16.40-17.00: Zdenka Sůvová, Miroslav Bárta

“Pig remains from the Old Kingdom necropolis of Abusir (Egypt)”


17.00-17.20: Matilde Prévost, Joséphine Lesur

“Did Egyptians eat donkeys? Reflections from archeozoological and historical data”


17.20-17.40: Wim van Neer, Stéphanie Porcier

“Palaeopathology of captive baboons from Gabbanat el-Qurud, Upper Egypt”


17.40-18.00: Cinzia Oliva, Sara Aicardi, Debora Angelici, et al.

“The animal mummies project of the Museo Egizio in Turin: Study and conservation”


Morning Session:

MennatAllah El-Dorry, Chair



9.00-9.20: Claire Malleson

“Agriculture in ancient Egypt: a review”


9.20-9.40: Victoria Jensen, Amr Shahat

“Social Archaeology of Food at Deir el Ballas: A preliminary archaeobotanical study of the non-elite cemetery food offerings”


09.40-10.00: Svetlana Borutskaya, Sergey Vasilyev, Natalia Kharlamova

“Population of the Fayoum oasis in the Graeco-Roman period (Deir el-Banat Necropolis)”


10.00-10.20: Ghada Al-Khafif

“Gender and malaria prevalence in Giza during the Old Kingdom”


10.20-10.40: Margaret Farmer, Angelique Corthals

“Machine learning for bone morphology 3D analysis”


10.40-11.00: Hasnaa Askalany, Gehad Ali

“Forgotten Human Remains Return to Their Provenance: study case (box 28-4-26-27 ), Egyptian Museum at El-Tahrir”


11.00-11.20: Coffee Break


11.20-11.40: Jane Hill, Maria Rosado, Josef Wegner

“Horse and Rider: Human Adaptation to the Introduction of the Horse in Second Intermediate Period Egypt”


11.40-12.00: Afaf Wahba

“How salvage excavation can be a perfect guide for future work”


12.00-12.20: Casey Kirkpatrick

“Interactions between teeth and their environment – a study of the effect on age estimation”


12.20-12.40: Frank Ruhli,Michaell Habicht, Lena Oehrstroem

“Experimental mummification of human and animal tissues”


12.40-13.00: Shereen Elmorsi, Ayah Salem

“Burial Practices in the Egyptian Delta: A Case study from Kom Aziza”

13.00-14.00: Lunch Break


Friday, January 11

Ewart Hall, American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus

Saturday, January 12

Ewart Hall, American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus

Morning Session:

Stéphanie Porcier, Chair

10.00-10.20: Axelle Bremont

“Newcomers in the bestiary. An assessment of the presence of lycaon and baboon in Late Predynastic and Early Dynastic environment and iconography”


10.20-10.40: Eva-Maria Geigl

“The Domestic Cat Spread in the Ancient World with Migrants, Traders and Raiders”


10.40-11.00: Evon Hekkala, Salima Ikram, Oliver Smith

”Crocodile Species in Egypt: DNA evidence”


11.00-11.20: Coffee Break


11.20-11.40: Nathaniel Dominy, Salima Ikram, Gillian Moritz, et al.

“Mummified baboons clarify the geography of early maritime trade”


11.40-12.00: Johanna Sigl

“A shark at the Nile – The use of animal remains to trace supra-regional human connections”


12.00-12.20: Lidija McKnight, Stephanie Woolham, Campbell Price

“Lost and Found: Reuniting Votive Animal Mummies from Tomb 3508, Saqqara”


12.20-12.40: Karen Foster

“Lions and Science and Whorls, Oh My!”


12.40-13.00: Fabio Bona, Giovanna Bellandi, Anna Consonni, et al.

“Humans and animals together in the journey to the Afterlife: The burial in area R11 under the Temple of Millions of Years of Amenhotep II - Luxor, West Thebes - Italian Archaeological Project”


13.00-14.00: Lunch Break

10.00 -13.00

Keynote Address, Faunal Remains: Richard Redding

09.00 -10.00

Afternoon Session:

Alain Charron, Chair

14.00-14.20: Ilaria Incordino, Cinzia Oliva

“A mummified crocodile from National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN), Italy”

14.20-14.40: Fleur Letellier-Willemin

“Discovery of an unexpected textile fibre on a fish mummy from the Lyon Confluences Museum Collection”

14.40-15.00: Sara Aicardi, Christian Greco, Salima Ikram, et al.

“The animal mummies project of the Museo Egizio in Turin”

15.00-15.20: Lee McStein, Lidija McKnight

“Animal Mummies – the inside and outside story. Combined digital imaging and its potential for study of animal mummy collections”

15.20-15.40: Sasha Rohret

“Provisioning vs. Household Economy in Old Kingdom Settlements: Preliminary Results of the Faunal Analysis at Tell Edfu”

15.40-16.00: Haskel Greenfield, Elizabeth Arnold, Tina Greenfield, et al.

“Evidence for movement of animals from Egypt to Canaan”

16.00-16.20: Kamila Braulinska

“Multidimensional interactions of a new species at the Temple of Hatshepsut”

16.20-16.40: salima ikram, Antonio Curci, Maria Gatto

“Faunal Remains from Pan-Grave Cemeteries in West Bank Aswan”

16.40-17.00: Alain Charron

“Egyptians and cult-related animals”

14.00 -17.00

Poster Session and Refreshments


Asmaa Abdullah

“Dental Health and Pathology of Amun Priests in Bab al-Gasus”


Sohair Ahmed

“The Camel through Coptic Documentary Texts”


Alfredo Carannante, Marek Woźniak, Iwona Zych

 “Marine Resources Exploitation in Hellenistic Berenike (Red Sea, Egypt)”


Alfredo Carannante, Andrea Manzo

“The Cultural Role of Lambis Shell and other Marine Organisms in Ancient Egypt”


Mohamed Elsayed, Moamen Othman, Laura Jiménez, et al.

“Coffin, Cartonnage–Case  and Mummy of Ns –PA- Htwy: towards the understanding of burial assemblages through an anthropological perspective”


Ahmed Elsebaie, Doaa Zen, Mennatallah Ali

“Burial customs in the Abd Site”


Hedvig Győry

“Cat amulets in ancient Egypt”


Dagmara Haładaj, Hanna Mańkowska, Michał Nawrot, et al.

“Study of mummified human skin using a scanning electron microscope.”


Eman Khallaf

“The Role of Animals in the Ancient Egyptian Quarries”


Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin

“Environmental changes and the Collapse of the Kushite Kingdom of Meroe, Sudan: A contributing factor? Results of stable isotope analysis of human remains from selected archaeological sites”


Lidija McKnight

“The Science of Sobek: investigating votive crocodile mummies”


Nicolas Morand

“Animals in town: new bioarchaeological data from Alexandria”


Maria Diletta Pubblico

“Bastet: A Lion- and Cat-Headed Goddess”


Ayah Salem

“Burial practices in ancient Alexandria through new excavations in the Eastern Cemetery”


Enikő Szvák, Ildikó Pap, György Pálfi, et al.

“An ancient Egyptian falcon mummy identified as a result of multidisciplinary methods”


Enikő Szvák, Ildikó Pap, György Pálfi, et al.

“Multidisciplinary investigation of ancient Egyptian human mummies from the Hungarian Natural History Museum Collection, Budapest”


Sonia Zakrzewski, Nina Maaranen, Holger Schutkowski

"Hidden in bones – investigating Hyksos affinities using dental nonmetric traits"



Sunday, January 13

Ewart Hall, American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus

Morning Session:

Roxie Walker, Chair



9.00-9.20: Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin

Accidental trauma or birth-related injury: A case study from a Late Meroitic cemetery at Korti, Sudan”


9.20-9.40: R. Paul Evans, Kerry Muhlestein

“Burials in the Fag el Gamous Necropolis - C14 and DNA Analyses”


9.40-10.00: Marleen De Meyer, Lana Williams, Andrew Wade

“Mummification during the First Intermediate Period: Computed tomography of the mummy of Henu from Deir el-Bersha”


10.00-10.20: Emily Marlow, Peter Der Manuelian

“People from the Pyramids:  An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Ancient Human Remains from Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Excavations at Giza, Egypt”


10.20-10.40: Sergey Vasilyev, Mikhail Kovalchuk, Ekaterina Yatsishina, et al.

“CT study of Ancient Egyptian mummy from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow”


10.40-11.00: Lisa Sabbahy

“Did Akhenaten’s Founding of Akhetaten Cause a Malaria Epidemic?”


11.00-11.20: Coffee Break


11.20-11.40: Marie Vandenbeusch, Daniel Antoine

“Observations on mummification practices between the 22nd and the 26th Dynasties”


11.40-12.00: Jesus Herrerin, Zeinab Hashesh

“Dental Prosthesis for the afterlife. Postmortem Treatment of Oral Reconstruction during the Mummification Process (Tell Tebilla, Egypt).”


12.00-12.20: Suzanne Onstine, Jesus Herrerin, Rosa Dinares, et al.

“Women’s health issues as seen in Theban Tomb 16”


12.20-12.40: Aya Salem

“Burial practices in the Eastern cemetery in Alexandria: A Case study of the Zankalony site”


12.40-13.00: Sandra Wheeler, Lana Williams

“Life and Loss: Bioarchaeological Evidence of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Miscarriage in Ancient Egypt”


13.00-13.20: Daniel Antoine, Marie Vandenbeusch

“Exploring Egyptian mummies: a virtual bioarchaeological perspective“


13.20-13.40: Gretchen Dabbs

“The Bioarchaeology of the North Tombs Cemetery at Tell el-Amarna, even more unexpected results from Akhenaten’s capital city”

10.00 -14.00

Welcome Address: Salima Ikram


13.40 -14.00

Closing Remarks: Jessica Kaiser, Roxie Walker and Salima Ikram

***Preliminary Program***




Welcome Address: Salima Ikram


Welcome Reception

Conference Logistics

Information for Presenters

Podium Presentations


All podium presentations are assigned to 20-minute time slots. It is up to the individual presenter to decide whether to limit the presentation to 15 minutes to allow for questions or to present for 20 minutes and forgo questions. Presenters that exceed 15 minutes in length will not be able to take questions after their presentations. Time keeping will be enforced very strictly.


AV equipment (laptop, projector, laser pointer, and microphone) will be made available in the lecture hall. All presenters should provide a copy of their presentations on a USB flash drive to their session chairs before the start of their respective session. Acceptable presentation formats are PowerPoint (preferred) or  Keynote. Presenters that require specialized software and wish to use their personal computers should contact either Jessica Kaiser or Salima Ikram at minimum the day before their presentation. Session chairs or AV specialists will be present at the conference venue to accept presentations on USB 30 minutes before session start, see chart below.




















Poster Presentations


Prepare a poster with a maximum size of 46.8 x 33.1 inches/118.9 x 84.1 cm (A0 format). The poster should be able to be attached to a foam core board, which will be provided for you at the conference venue. During the poster session you will be expected to be available to answer questions.


• Poster presenters are responsible for bringing their posters with them.


During the Meeting:


• Posters can be set-up starting Saturday, January 12 at 7.30 am. A conference staff member will show you the display area for the posters.


• When you check in at the registration, we will provide you with an easel and either adhesive Velcro tabs or push pins to attach your materials to the foam core board or a stand. You will be responsible for set-up and take down your own poster. Staff can help.


• Each poster presenter will be assigned a foam core board. Before you arrive please be sure that your poster will fit within this space as outlined above.


Poster Guidelines


Poster Preparation: Effective posters can be prepared using software such as PowerPoint or Keynote and printed on a wide format printer. It is recommended that posters prepared in this manner be rolled with the text to the outside for transport. However, be careful to protect the ink from being scratched.  If you prepare your poster with a graphics program, the background of the poster should not make the text difficult to read. 


Organization: Make an initial sketch of your poster presentation, allocating space for Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Summary and Conclusion. Focus attention on a few important points. Graphs and diagrams provide a clearer statement of your research results than tables. Use limited text to convey the essential information concerning the problem under investigation, methods, results and salient concluding points.


Legibility: The title should be legible 2.5 meters away; viewers should be able to easily read the remaining words from 1.5 meters away. The letter size should be at least 24 point, preferably larger. Smaller point size is strongly discouraged. Headings (e.g., Materials, Methods, and Results) should be bold type. Heading letter size should be larger than the text (36 point or larger). Use short, informative ("headline" style) titles to state the essential point of each figure. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use consistent type styles and letter sizes throughout. Some individuals have the misperception that posters are simply mounted papers (as though the author attaches a paper to a poster board). However, this is not the case. You will need to simplify the text of your paper to create an effective poster presentation. Avoid presenting lengthy bibliographies. These take up space and are distracting. The presenter might provide photocopies of figures and tables for distribution. 


Create a balance between figures, tables, and text: Figures and tables should occupy approximately half the viewing area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Try to limit the amount of text in your poster to 1500–2000 words so that it can be read in fewer than 10 minutes.


Eye movement:  The pathway traveled by the eye should be natural, either top-to-bottom or left-to-right.

***Simplicity and Legibility are Keys to Effective Poster Presentations***