UCL Qatar Public Lecture Series
Introducing the first Qatar-based archaeological research to be carried out in Sudan, Dr Jane Humphris of UCL Qatar presents ‘Nubia’s ancient iron industries: a first season of archaeological investigations’.
The remains of extensive iron industries form major features of the Meroitic landscape and bear testament to the significance of iron production within the history of the kingdom of Kush. However, relatively little is known about the ferrous technologies themselves. Following her first field season, Dr Humphris will present her findings and initial interpretations about the role and impact of these industries from everyday life to the foundation and structure of the Kingdom itself.
Dr Humphris holds a PhD in African Archaeometallurgy and an MA in African Archaeology from UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, and a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Manchester. As well as working in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, her undergraduate and master’s dissertations focused on the ethno-historical and archaeometallurgical research she carried out in Uganda, while her PhD thesis addressed the reconstruction and the role of iron smelting industries in pre-colonial Rwanda. She is now responsible for UCL Qatar archaeological research into Meroitic iron production.
Venue: Auditorium, Georgetown University Building, Education City Gate 2
Date: Wednesday 12 December
Time: 6:30 – 7.30pm
Food and refreshments reception to follow.
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