"Hidden in bones – investigating Hyksos affinities using dental nonmetric traits"
Sunday, January 13
Ewart Hall, American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus
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”
Welcome Address: Salima Ikram
Closing Remarks: Jessica Kaiser, Roxie Walker and Salima Ikram
Welcome Address: Salima Ikram
Information for Presenters
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.
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 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***