This project excavates at the Graeco-Roman town of Karanis, founded in the third century B.C. and abandoned during the early seventh century A.D. The preservation of the ancient remains is excellent and a wide range of archaeological materials, including botanical macro-remains, textiles, wood and metal, is studied by a large group of archaeological specialists. The general focus is the ongoing investigation of a domestic context in order to augment our knowledge of the archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological record, of which the large-scale Michigan excavations provided scant information.
How does a dig team work? What do archaeologists look for at a dig? In this documentary DVD, learn how excavators work and what we can learn from archaeology. Learn more >>
Prof. Willeke Wendrich teaches Egyptian archaeology and Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked in Egypt since 1987, directing several archaeological projects there, and in addition to fieldwork in Yemen, Turkey and Peru.