Caroline Arbuckle



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Education

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

Profile

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.

Research

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.

Publications

2011   "From Pyramid to Coffin Texts” Agora: The Undergraduate Journal of UBC Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, 33-38.

Presentations

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?

Awards

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

Advisors

Dr. Willeke Wendrich and Dr. Kara Cooney