Anne Eliese Austin
2007-2009 UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
M.A., Interdepartmental Program of Archaeology
2002-2006 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
B.A. Cum Laude, Anthropology
Bioarchaeology, Phaoronic Egypt, Gender Construction, Embodiment, Identity Construction, Disability Studies
From 2008-2010, I have lead the Karanis Cemetery Survey Project. This mission is focused around properly documenting the surface skeletal material and architecture for the cemetery of Karanis, a Greco-Roman town in Egypt's Fayum region. During this time, I have also done research combining bioarchaeological data with art historical in order to understand patterns of gender construction in different periods of pharaonic Egypt, specifically the 5th and 6th dynasties and Amarna Period. For my dissertation, I will use similar theoretical constructs surrounding the interrelationship between identity and the body in order to better understand the role of disability in ancient Egypt.
2009. Austin, A. The (En)gendered Body During the Old Kingdom as a Product of Form,
Use, and Display: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Male and Female Body Display during the 5th and 6th Dynasties (Unpublished master?s thesis). UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
2007. Makarewicz, C. and Austin, A. The 2006 Excavations at El-hemmeh: A Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site in the Wadi el-hasa, Jordan in Neolithics
2006, Austin, A. Animal mummification in Egypt: An Analysis of Differential Animal Treatment (Unpublished Bachelor?s Thesis). Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
2004. Makarewicz, C., et al. Final Report on the 2004 Excavations at El-Hemmeh: A Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site in the Wadi el-Hasa, Jordan in Eurasian Prehistory, vol. 2(3).
Grants and Awards
2009 Shapiro Fellowship
2008 and 2009 Steinmetz Grant
2008 Cotsen Laboratory Grant
2005 Goelet Fund Grant
2010. Sacred Skeletons Speak: Results from the 2008-2009 Karanis Cemetery Survey Project. The St. Shenouda Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
2010. Gender and Amarna Art. Wep Wa-ut Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
2010. The Proportions of Gender in the Amarna Style: A Visual Continuum, American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA.
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