CSUSB Students Participate in Archeological Projects in Egypt

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– A group of Cal State San Bernardino students led by Kate Liszka, an assistant professor of history and CSUSB’s Pamela and Benson Harer Fellow specializing in Egyptology, are currently in Egypt working on archaeological projects as part of the Wadi El-Hudi Expedition.

“They are having the time of their life here,” said Liszka, who is also the director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition. “It is such a fantastic learning and growing experience on so many levels.”

“Wadi el-Hudi is an area of Egypt’s Eastern Desert southeast of Aswan that was, in ancient times, a center for mining because of its unique geology,” the expedition website reads. “It contains dozens of archaeological sites that stand like time capsules in the desert, which date from the Paleolithic Period (about 200,000 years ago) to the Islamic Period (about 1,000 years ago).”

The expedition was launched in 2014 to record and conserve the monuments at Wadi el-Hudi. Since its inception, the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition has been mapping, documenting and excavating 39 archaeological sites so far discovered.

While in Egypt, the group is making 3D models of the archaeological sites and inscriptions, and excavating one of the sites. This is the largest group the expedition has had to date, consisting of a 3D modelling specialist, a zooarchaeologist, a lithics specialist, returning members of the expedition team, Liszka and the CSUSB students.

Visit the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition website at wadielhudi.comto learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation.

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