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Department of Archaeology



Anna is an archaeologist, specialising in ancient Egypt, with research interests that include urbanism in the ancient world, lived religion, cultural interaction and the archaeology of cult. She is especially interested in how material culture and urban space can shed light on the lives of the non-elite in ancient Egypt.

Anna has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt, Sudan, the UK and Australia, but my primary fieldwork project is at the New Kingdom city of Akhetaten, built by Egypt’s monotheistic pharaoh Akhenaten. She is the Assistant Director of the Amarna Project (University of Cambridge), the long-running archaeological expedition to the site.

Her main research focus at present is the multidisciplinary investigation of the non-elite cemeteries of Amarna, co-directed with Dr Gretchen Dabbs (Southern Illinois University) and funded by sources that have included the National Endowment for the Humanities, British Academy and the Egypt Exploration Society. The project integrates archaeology and bioarchaeology to shed new light onto health in ancient urban centres, non-elite funerary practice in ancient Egypt and life under Akhenaten

Job Titles

Honorary Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Assistant Director, Amarna Project
Lecturer in Archaeology and Ancient History, Centre for Ancient Cultures, Monash University

General Info

Not available for consultancy

Contact Details

anna.stevens [at]