Modern Egypt

The Basket Makers of al-Hagz & the Local Roots of Archaeological Fieldwork at Abydos by Wendy Doyon

When you think of archaeology in Egypt, a pyramid, or a trowel, maybe a mummy, or perhaps even a palm tree is probably one of the first things to come to mind. But a hoe and basket? These may bring to mind something closer to life on a farm than an excavation, but did you know there is a long history of adapting traditional agricultural tools to archaeology in Egypt? Take a closer look at the shared historical roots of modern agricultural and archaeological fieldwork in Egypt in our latest blog post.

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