B.A. Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Ancient History, University of British Columbia
M.A. Egyptology, Oxford University
Areas of Interest
Archaeology of Value
Caroline Arbuckle is originally from Vancouver, Canada. She received a B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of British Columbia, and an M.A. in Egyptology from Oxford University. She is primarily interested in the archaeology of value, in particular the use and value of timber in objects from ancient Egypt. Her master’s thesis examined the value and significance of timber in Egyptian coffins from the second millennium B.C.E. She has excavated in Greece and worked in museums in Greece and England. At University of California Los Angeles, she will be working with Dr. Willeke Wendrich and Dr. Kara Cooney.
Processes involved in the acquisition, manufacture, use, and reuse of timber, its place in funerary assemblages, and how the different timbers may have had different religious and social values or significance.
2011 "From Pyramid to Coffin Texts” Agora: The Undergraduate Journal of UBC Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, 33-38.
2013 “Constructing a Body for the Dead”. Presented at: Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Graduate Work-in-Progress Seminar (University of Oxford).
2012 “The Lit Clos: A Discussion of Childbirth, Sexuality, and Family in the Worker’s Village of Deir el-Medina”. Presented at: Graduate Archaeology at Oxford conference, Archaeology of Daily Life.
2014 “Petrie’s Tip-Cats: the Biography of a Wooden Stick”. Presented at: ARCE annual meeting.
2013 “The Significance of Labels at the Pitt Rivers Museum”. Presented at: Graduate Archaeology at Oxford conference, What’s New in Archaeology?
2014 University of California Los Angeles Nonresidential Tuition Grant
2014 Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Travel Award
2013 University of California Los Angeles University Fellowship
2013 University of California Los Angeles Nonresidential Tuition Grant
2013 St Peter’s College Graduate Award
2012 Gradfest St. Peter’s College, First place for Humanities
2011 Gradfest St. Peter’s College, First place for Humanities
2009/10 Trek Excellence Scholar
2009 Go Global International Learning Programs Award
2005 British Columbia Government Scholarship