We regret to inform applicants that the Bioarchaeological Study at Amarna will not be offered for 2018.
Applications can be made by clicking "Apply Now" at the top of this page, or by emailing your completed application to Sarah Malloy at firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
Required application materials include:
1. Personal statement:
Describe your reasons for wanting to study abroad, including expected contributions to your academic, personal and professional goals. You should also address any qualities or circumstances that make you particularly well suited to this particular program, especially if there are multiple candidates and limited spaces for this opportunity.
2. Copy of University transcript(s)
: Unofficial copy of current or most recently attended institution
3. Curriculum Vitae
: One-page, documenting your skills specific to the project
4. Completed security form:
Download here: Security Form Information--U of A version 2016b.pdf
5. Photocopy of valid passport
at time of application (JPEG)
6. Passport-style photo
7. Recommendation letter:
The letter may be sent directly from your recommender to
Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide non-UofA students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree-seeking student.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016
Since the late 1980s Dr. Jerome Rose has been excavating and conducting osteological analysis in Egypt. While he usually takes one or two students with him to Egypt, since 2007 he has been taking groups of qualified students with him on his excavation and is again willing to take up to twelve students to Tell el-Amarna for the summer, from May 18 - June 19, 2017 (approximately).
This is an intensive program providing the opportunity to study the excellently-preserved skeletal material, including paleopathology, of the commoners from Tell Amarna, the city built by Pharaoh Akhenaton. Students are given the opportunity to improve their osteological analytical skills no matter the level where they begin. The team spends the entire time cleaning, analyzing and interpreting the skeletons excavated two months earlier.
Participants will be instructed as to which hotel and at what time they should arrive in Cairo. After two days of tours, everyone goes to Amarna on a bus. Participants will also experience life at a British archaeological excavation and tour the houses, palaces, temples, and tombs of Tell Amarna, led by Professor Barry Kemp
Dr. Jerry Rose (University of Arkansas) and Professor Barry Kemp (Amarna Trust)
King Fahd Centre for Middle East Studies, University of Arkansas and the Amarna Trust
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate applicants from the U of A, as well as students from universities worldwide.
- Students will be selected based on academic progress (order of preference will be graduate students, seniors, juniors), the merits of their application, and GPA.
- Applicants must have a valid passport at time of application in order to apply for a visa soon thereafter. More information on this after acceptance.
- Experience in the field is helpful, but not required.
- Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours by the beginning of the program abroad.
- Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
Six (6) credits hours
Transcript Issued By:
University of Arkansas
Courses: Offered at both Undergraduate and Graduate levels
ANTH 4256 Archeology Field Session
ANTH 561V Field Research in Archeology
Students spend full-time working in the on-site laboratory collecting osteological data from newly excavated skeletal remains from the south tombs cemetery.
Housing and most meals are provided at the Amarna expedition house (in the Amarna research facilities where the group sleeps, eats, and works), located directly in front of the site. These accommodations are simple but adequate. Meals and laundry are provided. Each person is given a private bedroom.
Students arrive in Cairo around mid-May. While in Cairo, tours to Giza pyramids, Saqqara mortuary structures and pyramid, and Egyptian museums will be made. After a couple of days in Cairo, students travel to Amarna by bus and stay in Amarna until approximately a few days before departure. At the end of the program, students return to Cairo and tour local tourist sites (palaces, museums, market, Christian Cairo, etc) until departure.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.
In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully.
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities
on our website.
For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leader:
Department of Anthropology
330 Old Main
“I needed training in bioarchaeology and Dr. Jerry Rose is one of the best known bioarchaeologists in the world.”
“A fantastic learning experience!”
“I have a tremendous appreciation for the roles biological anthropology and archaeology play together when dealing with past cultures through the examination of human remains and associated cultural items. The amount of information you can learn by analyzing human remains is truly incredible and the cultural knowledge the archaeologist and anthropologist can glean from these analysis gives us another perspective with which to understand the peoples of the past.”