Author Archives: Rebecca Phillipps

Vienna

Hi everyone, Firstly I would like to mention the move from Stockholm, or anytime I have to fly myself and equipment to the next country, as I will this Friday when I return briefly to the UK. Because I didn’t … Continue reading

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Last blog from Stockholm

Hi everyone, This past month I have been busy in Stockholm analysing sherds from the Medelhavsmuseet and just finished with a day and a half to spare. In total I analysed 2531 sherds and of those 1038 were recorded with … Continue reading

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Goodbye London, Welcome to Stockholm!

Last week I finished in the British Museum and the Petrie Museum. I had a few extra days at the Petrie as I had finished up at the British Museum earlier than expected. There I examined the collection from Hammamieh, … Continue reading

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Sherds and archives

Since my last post I have analysed 918 ceramic sherds from the Fayum and E-75-8 at Nabta Playa. I have just over one week left in the UK and 450 sherds left, so it shouldn’t be a problem to get … Continue reading

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The legacy of the early twentieth century

Hi everyone, This past week I have been examining collections at UCL’s Petrie Museum. This museum, tucked away on the UCL campus holds over 18,000 artefacts collected from numerous excavations across Egypt and Sudan. All of these artefacts are from late … Continue reading

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Work out of the field – Five days in and three museums down

Hi everyone, Josh here. As part of my PhD research investigating the Neolithic ceramics of the Fayum, I am travelling to the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Austria to analyse museum collections prior to (hopefully) going to analyse ceramics in the … Continue reading

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Secret Document Proves that there is a Spy amongst the Kiwis!

While searching for a missing charger, Josh discovered the following letter:   December 12, 2012 Subject: Topsecret message to the Lewis Binford Center for the Improvement of American Archaeology at UCLA   I apologize for the delay in submitting my … Continue reading

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Archaeology, Ambassadors, Feasts

We are currently the only team from New Zealand working on an archaeological project in Egypt. So, on Saturday we were visited by the New Zealand ambassador. The day started out normal as we continued to work on transect 24 … Continue reading

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Valley of the Whales

The day for the kiwi crew began like any other, heading to the field at first light to shoot in and analyze artefacts as per usual. However, the rest of the day was to be anything but ordinary. Field work finished … Continue reading

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Half way through already

It’s been two weeks since we started our work on the north shore of the Fayum and already we have achieved the first set of targets for the season. We began the season working north of Kom K. One of … Continue reading

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