Gregory D. Mumford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact


1401 University Blvd.
HHB 320
Birmingham, AL 35294-1152


205-934-0490
205-975-8630





Participation in archaeological excavations and surveys in Canada, USA, and the Middle East from 1985 through the present, including prehistoric and historic sites, with a particular focus on pharaonic Egypt. Beginning in 1999, directing excavations at a Late Period (ca. 664-332 BCE) port town at Tell Tebilla (East Delta) and a late Old Kingdom (ca. 2200 BCE) fort at Ras Budran in South Sinai (Egypt). Instructing in archaeological field schools and methodology courses for Pennsylvania State University, Trinity International University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1999-present). Teaching Egyptological and archaeological courses for Wilfred Laurier University (1995), UCLA (1999-2000), the University of Toronto (1999; 2001-2; 2005), the University of Wales Swansea (2005-6), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006-present).

Education:
Ph.D.: Dept. of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
Diss.: International relations between Egypt, Sinai, and Syria-Palestine ca.1550-525 BCE
MA-Ph.D.courses: Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, University of Toronto
Major: Egyptian Archaeology;
Minors: Egyptian languages; Syro-Palestinian, Mesopotamian, and Aegean archaeology.
BA (honours): Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Toronto
Specialist: Egyptology; Major: Ancient Near East; Minor: Anthropology

Research Interests:
Cross-cultural relations and trade between Egypt and its neighbours, focusing on Syria-Palestine, but including Nubia, the Aegean, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia during the Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Babylonian-Persian periods (ca.3200-332 BCE). Further interest in the late Old Kingdom through First Intermediate Period (ca. 2300-2040 BCE) and the Late Period (ca.664-332 BCE), relating to current excavation projects in Egypt. Current research on the incense trade and Red Sea region in general.

Teaching Areas:
Archaeological fieldwork and methodology Egyptian civilization: archaeology, history, art, architecture, religion, and literature.
Syro-Palestinian archaeology (Bronze-Iron Ages)
Nubian archaeology (Prehistory to Roman period)
East Mediterranean and Ancient Near East (prehistory - 332 BCE)

Recent Courses:
ANT.382: Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
ANT.340: Archaeology and history of the Bible Lands
ANT.000: Egypt and Mexico (co-taught)
ANT.207: Introduction to the Archaeology of Egypt
ANT.106: Introduction to Archaeology
ANT.101: Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyANT.000: Egypt and Mexico (co-taught)
ANT.207: Introduction to the Archaeology of Egypt
ANT.106: Introduction to Archaeology
ANT.101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
HP seminar: Top down - Bottom up (1 of 6 instructors in UAB honors program) HP seminar: Top down - Bottom up (1 of 6 instructors in UAB honors program)