Archaeology of Jebel Barkal (ancient Nubia) – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Archaeology of Jebel Barkal (ancient Nubia)

Nami Kaneko

Nami Kaneko

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Research Mentor(s): Geoff Emberling, Associate Research Scientist
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 4 (2pm-2:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 7
Presenter: 3

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Gebel Barkal is an archaeological site in Northern Sudan along the Nile River that was a capital city and temple center of ancient Kush (Nubia). The site was first excavated in 1916-20 under the direction of George Reisner, an archaeologist based at Harvard and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A University of Michigan project is beginning to work at the site with both excavation and conservation, working with the local community to create lasting connections surrounding this site. I have been working to to transcribe George Reisner’s field diaries from 1918 to 1920. By using older information of past seasons (or excavations), my mentor and his colleagues can inform their excavation and gain insight on the best ways to excavate and, in turn, preserve the site.

Authors: Geoff Emberling
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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