From: 1/31/2013   To: 2/2/2013




Conference on the Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt

31 January - 2 February 2013

American University in Cairo

Our understanding of ancient Egypt has long been rooted in the more obvious manifestations of its material culture in the form of monumental architecture and a vast variety of artefacts. Increasingly, however, attention is given to the less spectacular, but equally, if not more informative bioarchaeological remains that answer questions on health and nutritional status of ancient populations, animal husbandry, diet, agricultural practices, the economy and the natural environment. This conference, the Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt, will provide a venue for scholars from the different disciplines of Egyptology, archaeozoology, physical anthropology, and archaeobotany to meet, present and discuss their research in the hopes of future integrated collaboration.


Conference Update

Wednesday, January 30,2013

For conference speakers and attendees staying at the Windsor Hotel, there will be a microbus leaving for the conference from the Windsor to the Flamenco conference venue at 7.30 on Thursday morning, and returning at 21.30 after the reception. Friday and Saturday the microbus will leave from the Windsor at 8.30 in the morning, and return at 19.30 Friday, and 21.30 Saturday after the reception.

Tuesday, January 29,2013

The Bioarchaeology Conference will continue as planned. The law and order situation is in hand and Downtown is being secured. We will keep you apprised, and should there be a need, organise transportation for people.

Monday, January 28,2013

The Bioarchaeology Conference will go ahead as planned. Thus far Zamalek is safe and the Windsor area is also all right. We will keep you updated.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The final program, conference schedule and abstract booklet is now ready for download under the "Program and Schedule" link at the top left hand side of this page.

Monday, January 14, 2013

We are currently finalizing the conference schedule, which will be posted here shortly. Meanwhile, please be advised that all podium presentations are allotted 20 minute time slots, followed by a 5 minute q&a. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Please register for the conference so we have the numbers for the reception and dinner at: Instructions are on the right side

Payment in USD, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds in Cairo.

We will be posting the program shortly.

Monday, December 4, 2012

We  are happy and proud to announce the new venue for the Bioarchaeology of Egypt conference is the Flamenco (Golden Tulip) Hotel in Zamalek,

The conference will continue as planned and we look forward to seeing you in Cairo, inshallah.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Due to political events, The Bioarchaeology of Egypt Conference will move its venue within Cairo to ensure the safety of its participants. The venue will be announced closer to the time of the conference. 
We advise people to focus on hotels in Zamalek and on the Windsor Hotel. These are in safe areas regardless of what is happening. 
Please keep watching the conference website for updates. We will let you know if it is unsafe, so don't worry!!


Please see below and make your reservations accordingly.

For all, when booking, for the special rate please cite: AUC-Bioarchaeology Conference, Dr. Salima


Hotel Information: 

Book by Dec. 25th  for the Special Rate

FlamencoGolden Tulip,

2 El Gezira El Wosta Street / Zamalek

Single standard room Cityview USD 82.00

Double standard room Cityview USD 92.00

Single executive room Nileview USD 102.00

Double executiveroom Nileview USD 112.00

To book: please contact Mr. Mahmoud Tawfik:


Windsor Hotel

19 Alfi Street, 11111 / Downtown, Cairo

Double  Single

Dulex Room (Mini Suite) USD 64.40 53.56

Room with bathroom USD 59.07 48.23

Room with shower & Toilet USD 51.61 39.70

Room with shower USD 40.95 32.24

Extra bed USD 19.00

Allabove prices are in U. S. Dollars & include Breakfast, Service Charge &Taxes




Service Charge& Taxes to be added to Meal Prices. 

?We offer special rates for groups& long term stays (to be agreed on)

To book: please contact Mr. Maged:


12 Talaat Harb Street, Cairo, Egypt

Tel: +20 (2) 25750966- +20 (2) 25750 627.

Fax: +20 (2) 25754720.


Conference Venue:

The Flamenco (Golden Tulip) Hotel in Zamalek,

Conference language:


Publication will either be in the form of a print on demand book or a monograph published by the American University in Cairo Press. Details of format will be provided.

For any issues or queries, please send messages to
Conference Fees for attendees (includes information packet and welcome reception):  


$ 10 

 Egyptian Students 

 EGP. 20

 Non Students

 $ 20

 Egyptian Professionals

EGP.  50


 Payment in Cairo, No Online paymentsCurrencies accepted: £e, £, $ & €.


Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt is made possible through a generous grant


The Wenner-Gren Foundation

And also sponsored 


The American University in Cairo (AUC), The Institute for Bioarchaeology (IB), & The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)