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1993-94 Annual Report

Carol Meyer

Carol Meyer's personal research activities consisted largely of lectures presented and work on publications. In June she gave a talk for the museum volunteers on the recent work at Bir Umm Fawakhir in the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt, and in November, a more formal lecture on the same subject to the members of the Oriental Institute. Also in November she prepared a paper, "The Geological Context of Bir Umm Fawakhir," for the Egyptian-Italian Seminar on Geosciences and Archaeology in the Mediterranean Countries, delivered in Cairo by co-author Mohamed Badr el-Din Omar. Meyer gave another lecture at the 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo in May, and one for the Greater Oak Lawn Diggers Club in June 1994. In addition to a spate of publicity in the summer, the full report on the 1992 season at Bir Umm Fawakhir was revised in September for the Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the 1993 report was drafted, including contributions from Lisa Heidorn, Walter Kaegi, and Terry Wilfong. With the assistance of John Sanders and two computer-aided drafting programs, all maps produced by both seasons' surveys were redrawn. Meyer also completed a short article on Bir Umm Fawakhir for The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: An Encyclopedia and has another on the Wadi Hammamat in preparation. Finally, she wrote the chapter on the Parthian/Sasanian and early Islamic glass from Nippur for the forthcoming volume on the excavations at Nippur.

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