Special June Guest Lecture
Date: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 16-June-2017
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
This lecture will follow the activities involved in the construction of an ancient Egyptian pyramid, considering the practical logistics and technologies involved in the process of building the royal tomb from beginning to end. The king was the epitome around which the entire political, administrative and religious infrastructure of ancient Egypt revolved. Construction of his tomb, therefore, was the most important focus of his entire reign, and any and all resources in the country could be devoted to its creation. Surviving texts, geological surveys and field excavations in the cemetery and associated worker housing have together provided evidence for the royal funerary construction site, its scale, organisation and working conditions.
About the speaker:
Jacke Phillips, an SSEA member since 1984, graduated in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Toronto. She now is affiliated with the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge). She has long been interested in the social and organisational aspects of technological development.
Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.