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Willeke Z. Wendrich


Ph.D., Leiden University, 1999

Office: Fowler A331
Phone: (310) 206-1496
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: wendrich@humnet.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

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UCLA Appointments

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Research Interests

Social context of crafts organization and specialization, ethnoarchaeology, practical use of symbolic space, visual archaeology and the study of regionality versus long distance contacts.

Research Summary

Since 2002 field work concentrates on the Fayum oasis, a cooperation between UCLA and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). Through a regional and diachronic study of the settlement patterns, water and field systems the project sets out to understand the development of agriculture and its role in sustenance and political power play. In conjunction with the field seasons the UCLA/RUG team teaches field schools for the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. This project followed eight years of field work at the Greco-Roman harbor town of Berenike.

Additional Links

Fayum Project

Berenike Project

Ancient Apprenticeship

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Egyptology at UCLA

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

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