KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology


Palaeopathology Workshop

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10.30 Welcome address
Session 1: Reviews of Bioarchaeology
10.40 Plenary Lecture 1: Sir Grafton Elliot Smith, Palaeopathology and the Archaeological Survey of Nubia
Rosalie David
11.20 Whose body? The human remains from the 1908 - 1909 season of the Archaeological Survey of Nubia
Jenefer Cockitt
11.35 The more things change? The archaeological work of Alfred Lucas
Ryan Metcalfe
11.50 Paleopathology of the Ancient Egyptians: Annotated Bibliography 1998-2011
Lisa Sabbahy
12.05 Questions
12.15 LUNCH
Session 2: Theory and Practise of Bioanthropology and Palaeopathology
13.15 Plenary Lecture 2: The Nubian Survey and the Emergence of Bioegyptology
Don Brothwell
14.05 The applicability of modern forensic anthropological techniques to ancient Egyptian skeletal remains
Emily Marlow
14.20 An Osteological and Palaeopathological Examination of the Elliot-Smith Human Skeletal Collection
Lianne Reddie, John Denton and Rosalie David
14.35 Continuity of entheseal changes from the C-group to the New Kingdom in Ancient Nubia
Sarah Schrader
14.50 Harris lines, ill health during childhood, poor diet or emotional stress?
Abeer Eladany
15.05 Questions
Session 3: Dental Palaeopathology
15.45 Establishing a method of estimating age for ancient Egyptian populations using tooth wear
Leonie Deuchars
16.00 Dental Pathology in Ancient Nubia
Roger Forshaw
16.15 A case of severe ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint from a New Kingdom Necropolis (Saqqara, Egypt)
Ladislava Horáčková and Frank Rühli
16.30 Pathology of the teeth and jaws among elites and non-elites at Predynastic Naqada
Nancy Lovell
16.45 Questions



10.00 COFFEE
Session 4: The Archaeology of Human and Animal Remains
10.30 Plenary lecture 3: Increasing Nubia’s ancient population – recent cemetery excavations in Sudanese Nubia
Derek Welsby
11.10 The Giraffe in Egypt and its African boundary
Essam El Saeed
11.25 New Evidence on the Process of Mummification in Egypt of the Late Period
Jiri Janak and Renata Landgrafova

An extraordinary interment found in early New Kingdom Luxor
Roxie Walker, Salima Ikram and Betsy Bryan

11.55 Questions
12.05 LUNCH
Session 5: Emergent technologies and concepts
13.05 Plenary lecture 4: Molecular detection of infectious diseases in ancient Egypt and Nubia
Albert Zink
13.45 Microstructural analysis of a predynastic iron meteorite bead
D. Johnson, M.M Grady, T. Lowe and J. Tyldesley
14.00 Palaeoclimate of Ancient Egypt
Alexandra Touzeau
14.15 Palaeopathology, disability and bodily impairments
Sonia Zakrzewski
14.30 Mummies on rails
Ahmad Alam and Andy Brass
14.45 Questions
Session 6: Imaging in palaeopathology
15.25 3D scanning and analysis of skeletal pathologies: tools and techniques
Norman MacLeod
15.40 An interesting example of a condylar fracture from Ancient Nubia suggesting the possibility of surgical intervention
Mervyn Harris
15.55 A case of parietal thinning in a Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1070 BC to 664 BC) Egyptian mummy.
R. Seiler and F. Rühli
16.10 Mummy Website and Database
Barbara Zimmerman, Sukeerthi Shaga, Pavitra Kaveri Ramnath and Sai Phaneendra Vadapalli
16.25 Questions
16.35 Closing comments