Amber giles eve hood


I am a researcher in archaeology and archaeological science, with particular interests in ancient Egypt and luminescence dating. I am currently based in Sweden, where I have worked as a researcher at the University of Lund. I read for my DPhil (Oxford language for PhD student) in Archaeological Sciences at Merton College, University of Oxford. I have completed my Bachelor of Ancient history with First Class Honours at Macquarie University, Sydney, and also have a Masters of Science in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Oxford.

For fieldwork, I  mainly work at the site of Helwan, Egypt, as a ceramicist and small finds registrar. I have also worked at Elephantine (Egypt), Saqqara (Egypt) and Pomp
eii (Italy). I am fully trained in all aspects of archaeological finds recording and processing and I teach archaeological drawing.

My research for my DPhil concentrates mainly on OSL dating of Egyptian Early Dynastic ceramics as well as the use of more ‘traditional’ archaeological methods such as seriation. Through my work, I hope to further refine and establish a typological and chronological time frame for the latest stages of the Early Dynastic period and its transition into the Old Kingdom.

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