Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman

Tree-Ring Lab & Anthropology

Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman is associate professor of dendrochronology and Egyptian archaeology, curator of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition. He is author or co-author of more than fifty scholarly articles and six edited volumes, including Pharaoh’s Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors (Oxford University Press 2017; edited with Richard H. Wilkinson). He is actively involved in several initiatives to apply scientific methods to long-standing problems in Egyptology, using new data to improve the resolution of our collective knowledge in areas such as ancient climate change and chronology. Dr. Creasman’s research primarily focuses on understanding ancient human and environmental interactions, especially as it relates to the use and acquisition of natural resources, and to maritime life in Egypt.


Professor Creasman regularly serves on MA/MS and PhD committees and is the chair of the graduate certificate program in Egyptian archaeology. For more information, see:  https://grad.arizona.edu/programs/programinfo/EGARCRTG


Professor Creasman regularly teaches CLAS/ANTH/MENA 400/500 - Topics of Egyptology each fall. The topic changes each year and has recently included "Ancient Egyptian Religion, Gods, and Goddesses," "The Great Sites of Egypt and Their Archaeological Significance," "Maritime History and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt," and "Valley of the Kings and Ancient Thebes." He has also developed a graduate-level archaeological field school (GEOS/ANTH/ARH/MENA 597B - Field School in Egyptian Archaeology) taught each summer, as well as a new undergraduate/graduate Study Abroad program "Arizona in Ancient Egypt" (see: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-ancient-egypt).


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