School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Joanne Rowland

PhD, MA, BA (Hons)

Lecturer in Archaeology


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.21, Old Medical School, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3761
Office hours: Mon 9.00-11.00; Tues 10.00-noon

I have been working in the Nile Delta since 1998 on projects ranging in date from the Middle Palaeolithic and Neolithic to the Ptolemaic and Roman. I gained my PhD in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in 2004, with a dissertation topic connected with early complex societies in Egypt and the quantitative study of mortuary data in the eastern Nile Delta in the 4th-early 3rd millennium BC. I was a research fellow at the Research Lab for Archaeology (University of Oxford) on the Egyptian chronology project (2006-9), after which I moved to the Egyptian Department of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels as a scientific collaborator for the renewed investigations of the Belgian Expedition to El Kab in southern Egypt. From 2010-16, I held the position of Junior Professor in Egyptian Archaeology at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. I am director of two fieldwork projects in the Nile Delta, both under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Society, the Imbaba Prehistoric Survey and the Minufiyeh Archaeological Survey. I joined the School in 2016 as Lecturer in Archaeology. I am also the course organiser for ARCA10091 - Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: The Basics and Beyond.

Read a short interview with Dr Rowland

Dr Rowland introduces her course 'Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Afterlife', part of the online MSc History

Research in a Nutshell with Dr Joanne Rowland - Egyptology

External appointments

I am a member of the following organisations:

  • The American Research Center in Egypt
  • The Egypt Exploration Society
  • The International Association of Egyptologists

I am a member of the Editorial Board for ‘Prague Egyptological Studies’ at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague.

Useful Links


Webpage and blogs related to the Neolithic of the Nile Delta project

The Naqada Regional Archaeological Survey and Site Management Project