Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman is an archaeologist who specializes in ancient Egypt and Nubia (modern Sudan), maritime archaeology, and study of the ancient environment. Prof. Creasman is an associate professor (based in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research), director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, and author or co-author of 100 scholarly articles and six edited volumes, including Pharaoh’s Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors (Oxford University Press 2017; edited with Prof. R.H. Wilkinson). He received his Ph.D. from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. Today, 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 life along the Nile River and Red Sea. Prof. Creasman's current excavations are at the pyramids and royal necropolis of Nuri, Sudan: a UNESCO World Heritage Site that served as the cemetery for more than 60 pharaohs and Nubian kings and queens.
Professor Creasman is available to serve on MA/MS and PhD committees, and is the chair of the graduate certificate program in Egyptian archaeology. For more information, see: https://grad.arizona.edu/programs/programinfo/EGARCRTG
Professor Creasman teaches CLAS 150C1 – Pyramids and Mummies (summer online and every other fall), ANTH 160A2 – Ancient Egyptian Civilization (summer online and every other fall), and CLAS/ANTH/MENA 400/500 – Topics of Egyptology (in person each fall). The topic changes each year and has recently included "Ancient Egyptian Religion, Gods, and Goddesses," "The Great Sites of Egypt and Their Archaeological Significance," "Maritime History and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt," and "Valley of the Kings and Ancient Thebes."
He has also developed a graduate-level archaeological field school (GEOS/ANTH/ARH/MENA 597B - Field School in Egyptian Archaeology), as well as a new undergraduate/graduate Study Abroad program "Arizona in Ancient Egypt".