Prof. Pearce Paul Creasman

Pearce Paul Creasman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Dendrochronology and Egyptian Archaeology and director of the Egyptian Expedition at the University of Arizona. A Fellow of the Explorers Club, he is author or co-author of more than fifty scholarly articles and six edited volumes, including Pharaoh’s Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors (2017) and Archaeological Research in the Valley of the Kings and Ancient Thebes (2013). He received a masters and doctorate from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. Professor Creasman leads active fieldwork in Egypt and in Sudan. His research primarily focuses on understanding ancient human and environmental interactions, especially as it relates to the use and acquisition of natural resources, and to maritime life in Egypt. Professor Creasman’s exciting work at the royal pyramids of Nuri has recently been featured by National Geographic: • Read more about his underwater archaeology work at • Download a podcast episode called “Scuba Diving in a Pyramid” from the Overheard at National Geographic podcast site • Check your local listings for a National Geographic television documentary about the “Black Pharoahs” which will include several projects in ancient Nubia.

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