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Research Student in the Department of Archaeology


Short Biography

Ahmad Mohammed, with a rich background in Egyptology, African Anthropology, and Ethnoarchaeology, embarks on his doctoral journey. His research transcends temporal boundaries, delving into the fascinating dynamics of social relations and spatial organization within pottery workshops, spanning from Predynastic Egypt to contemporary times.

Combining his expertise in archaeological excavation and ethnographic studies, Ahmad meticulously examines ancient pottery workshops while immersing himself in the vibrant world of contemporary potters. This multidisciplinary approach not only unveils the evolution of pottery production techniques but also unravels the intricate socio-cultural fabric woven into these spaces throughout Egyptian history.

Ahmad's academic trajectory, from his early days as a Teaching Assistant in Egypt to his current role as a PhD researcher at Durham University, reflects a deep-seated commitment to understanding and preserving cultural heritage. His collaborative efforts with the EAMENA project underscore his dedication to safeguarding endangered archaeological sites across the Middle East and North Africa.

With a humble yet resolute demeanor, Ahmad's research promises to offer profound insights into the enduring legacy of Egypt's craft traditions and their significance in shaping societies past and present. His unwavering pursuit of knowledge stands as a testament to his enduring passion for unraveling the mysteries of the past and preserving the treasures of cultural heritage for future generations.

Research interests

  • Material Culture/Ancient Technology: pottery and artefact studies
  • Egyptian settlement archaeology
  • Social Complexity in Archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeological and Experimental Studies
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Archaeology and Heritage

Esteem Indicators

  • 2023: 13th International Congress of Egyptologists, 2023: Conference Grant:
  • 2023: The Rosemary Cramp Fund:
  • 2022: Sharjah Institute For Heritage: Cultural Heritage Fund: I have been awarded funding from the Sharjah Institute For Heritage Fund (Cultural Heritage Fund) to support my heritage project aimed at safeguarding both the tangible and intangible heritage associated with contemporary pottery production in traditional workshops located in El-Nazlah, Fayoum, Egypt.
  • 2020: Best Master's Thesis Award in Humanities and Social Science Studies, 2020: Fayoum University, Egypt: