Edgar Peltenburg PhD, FSA, FRSE
Professor Emeritus in Archaeology
Room 1M.30, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot PlaceTelephone: 0131 650 4140
I graduated with a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Birmingham. I was Lecturer in Archaeology and Adult Education in Argyll and the Isles before joining the University of Edinburgh. Research interests include small-scale society dynamics, archaic states and early technology, especially vitreous materials. I have carried out fieldwork in Canada, several parts of the Middle East and Cyprus where I am director of the Lemba Archaeological Research Centre. I am Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and among my publications are Early Society in Cyprus (ed. 1989), The Burrell Collection: Western Asiatic Antiquities (1991) and The Colonisation and Settlement of Cyprus. Investigations at Kissonerga-Mylouthkia, 1976-1996 (ed. 2003).
Reconstruction of New Kingdom faience bowl, c. 1300 BC, from Gurob, Egypt
Editorial committee of Astrom Publications and the journal Syria Revue d’Art et Archéologie;
Member, Committee of Management, Council for British Research in the Levant
Chair, Cyprus Regional group, European Science Foundation’s Associated Regional Chronologies of the Ancient Near East;
McNicoll Visiting Lecturer, University of Sydney, 2013
Member, deutsches archäologisches institut, Forschungscluster 2 "Innovationen: technisch, sozial" Arbeitskreis "Wasser"