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Sociology & Anthropology
Jane A. Hill, Ph.D.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Office: Campbell Library 541
Email: hillj@rowan.edu
Phone: 856-256-3515

Dr. Hill is an Archaeologist/Egyptologist by training who has conducted research on the Mississippian cultures of the American Southeast and ancient Egypt. As co-curator of the Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University, Dr. Hill is interested in the curation, display, and interpretation of cultural artifacts in the museum setting. Her research interests include the development of culture in Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt; the origins of state level society; the development of signing and writing systems; the integration of religious belief and environmental systems; landscape archaeology; Egyptian kingship; long distance trade; and ethnic communities in the ancient world and their effect on developing social systems.

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Kolb Fellows

Ph.D. Egyptology/Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.A. Art History and Egyptology, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at University of Memphis, 2001
M.A. Anthropology, University of Memphis, 1999
B.A. Journalism, University of Mississippi, 1987

ANTH 02.203 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 02.280 Old World Archaeology
ANTH 02.290 Museum Studies
ANTH 02.315 Forensic Anthropology (with Dr. Maria Rosado)
ANTH 02.326 The Maya
ANTH 02.492 Food and Culture (Seminar)
HONR 05.285 Human Ecology (Honors with Dr. Maria Rosado)
ANTH 02.321 Cultural Ecology
ANTH 02.311 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH02.221 Human Variation (CGCE online)
ANTH02.202 Cultural Anthropology (CGCE online)
The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Intersession)

Articles

Forthcoming | Categories of Control: Development of Cylinder Seal Glyptic within the Context of Egyptian State Formation. Pre´histoire Anthropologie Me´diterrane´ennes 15: Préhistoires de l'écriture : iconographie, pratiques graphiques et émergence de l'écrit dans l'Egypte prédynastique = Prehistories of writing : iconography, graphic practices and emergence of writing in Predynastic Egypt. Laboratoire méditerranéen de Préhistoire Europe Afrique Aix-en-Provence, France.

2011 | Quest for Immortality: The Bolton Museum Collection. Taipei: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Museum, 2011 (as contributing author) "Cylinder Jar Fragment with Ink Inscription, pg. 26; Cosmetic Palette, pg. 30; Tarkhan Bowl and Saqqara Bowl, pg. 31; Jar Sealing with Royal Seal Impression, pg. 32; Ripple Flaked Knife and Painted Jar, pg. 33; Predynastic Tomb Group, pp. 34-35; Black-Topped Red Ware Ceramics, pp. 36-37; Click Beetle Bracelet, pg. 69; Pounding Stone and Platform, pg. 87; Lion Figurine, pg. 144."
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2011 | Life in the Cemetery: Late Predynastic Settlement at El-Amra. (co-authored with Tomasz Herbich). Proceedings of Egypt at its Origins: The Third International Colloquium on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. London, 27th July - 1st August 2008. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 205. Renee Friedman and P.N. Fiske (eds.), pp. 109-136. Leuven: Peeters Publishers.
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2010 | Window between Worlds: The Ankh as a Dominant Theme in Five Middle Kingdom Funerary Monuments. In Millions of Jubilees: Studies in Honor of David P. Silverman. Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass and Jennifer Houser Wegner (eds.) pp. 227-247. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt.
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Book Reviews

2013 | Review of A Catalogue of Egyptian Cosmetic Palettes in the Manchester University Museum Collection, by Julie Patenaude and Garry J. Shaw. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt vol. 49: 219-220.
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Monographs

Forthcoming | A Controlled Surface Collection of the Cheatham Mounds (22DS514) A Prehistoric Walls Phase Site, Desoto County, Mississippi. University of Memphis Department of Earth Sciences, Reports of Investigations, No. 1.

2013 | Experiencing Power – Generating Authority: Cosmos and Politics in the Ideology of Kingship in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (co-edited with Philip Jones and Antonio J. Morales). University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. University of Pennsylvania Press.
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2006 | The Carnegie Maya: The Carnegie Institutions of Washington Maya Research Program, 1913-1957 (co-edited with John M. Weeks). University Press of Colorado, 803 leaves.
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2005 | Piedras Negras Archaeology: University of Pennsylvania Museum Excavations of 1930-1939 at Piedras Negras, El Petén, Guatemala (co-edited with John M. Weeks and Charles Golden). University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, 425 leaves.
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2004 | Cylinder Seal Glyptic of Predynastic Egypt and Neighboring Regions. British Archaeological Reports, International Series, Oxford, England, 131 leaves.
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2002 | Histories of Southeastern Archaeology (co-edited with Charles H. McNutt and Shannon Tushingham). Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 384 leaves.
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Theses

2010 | Interregional Trade, Cultural Exchange and Specialized Production in the Late Predynastic: Archaeological Analysis of el-Amra, Upper Egypt. Doctoral dissertation. Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania, 448 leaves. Proquest # AAT 3414196
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2001 | Cylinder Seal Glyptic in Predynastic Egypt and Neighboring Regions. M.A., Art History/Egyptology, University of Memphis, 225 leaves.

1999 | Summary Report on Controlled Surface Collection of Cheatham (22DS514) a prehistoric site of the Walls Phase in Desoto County, Mississippi. M.A. thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Memphis, 125 leaves.

Mummification Practices in Predynastic Egypt. A view from the Penn Museum Collections, with Dr. Maria Rosado. Fifth International Congress of Predynastic and Early Dynastic Studies. Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) in association with the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA), Institut Français d’Égypte/IFE (Centre Culturel Français) and Archéo-Nil, April 16, Cairo, Egypt. 2014
The Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University: Its Evolution and Mission, Camden County College Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility Lecture Series, Museum Diaries: Archaeology and Anthropology through the Curator’s Eye. March 13, Civic Hall, Blackwood Campus. 2014
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Reconstructing Predynastic Mummification Practices, American Research Center in Egypt, North Texas Chapter , June 22, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. 2013
The Journey Home: Reconstructing Predynastic Mummification Practices, American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter Symposium , Death and Sacrifice in Early Egypt: Ritual Murder and Predynastic Mummification in the Penn Museum, June 1. Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2013
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Forensic Anthropology of One of the Penn Museum’s Oldest Mummies, with Dr. Maria Rosado, 63rd American Research Center in Egypt Annual Conference, April 27-29, Providence, Rhode Island. 2012
Imitations of Imports: Foreign Style Pottery of the el-Amra Settlement. Egypt at Its Origins: The Fourth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. July 30. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York. 2011
Categories of Power: The Abydos cylinder seal glyptic in the context of Egyptian state formation. The Prehistories of Writing. Colloque international Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Préhistoire Europe et Afrique. December 15-17. Aix en Provence, France. 2010
Interregional Trade and Its Influence on Cultic Practice in the Late Predynastic at the site of el-Amra, Upper Egypt. Kolb Foundation 4th Annual Kolb Junior Colloquium. May 5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2010
Interregional Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Late Predynastic: The View from el-Amra. 61st American Research Center in Egypt Annual Conference. April 23-25. Oakland, California. 2010
Living and Dying at El-Amra: Discovering settlement through geophysical and surface survey, with Tomasz Herbich. Egypt at its Origins. The Third International Colloquium on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. July 27-Aug. 1. British Museum, London, U.K. 2008
Peopling the Predynastic: Recognizing Community Differences in Egypt’s Formative Period. American Research Center in Egypt – Pennsylvania Chapter Presentation. April 5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2007
Experiencing Power – Generating Authority: Cosmos and Politics in the Ideology of Kingship in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. University Museum International Conference Program. Nov. 6-10. Co-organizer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2007
Window Between Worlds: The Sign of Life as a Dominant Theme in Five Middle Kingdom Funerary Monuments. 56th American Research Center in Egypt Annual Conference, April 22-24. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2005

Director, Predynastic Egyptian Collections Project, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Appointed Consulting Scholar to the Museum’s Egyptian Section under the direction of David P. Silverman, July 2010--.
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Field Director. El Amra Survey Year 2007. Dissertation Research Project. Surveyed, mapped, surface collected, and conducted subsurface geophysical survey of the cemetery/settlement site of el-Amra in Upper Egypt. Sept.-Oct. 2007.

Surveyor. University of Pennsylvania North Saqqara Tombs Project. Surveyed and mapped the Capless Pyramid/Anubion area. Dr. David Silverman, Director. May 2004.

Field Supervisor. University of Pennsylvania South Abydos Project. Supervised the excavation and recording of 12th Dynasty domestic structures. Dr. Josef Wegner, Director. March 2004-June 2004.

Field Supervisor. Howard University Giza Cemetery Project. Supervised the clearing and recording of 5th Dynasty mastaba tombs. Ann Macy Roth, Director. December 2002-January 2003.

Field Supervisor and Surveyor. University of Memphis Ahmose-Tetisheri Project. Responsible for mapping the site and excavating in the Ahmose-Nefertari Temple precinct. Stephen Harvey, Director. May-June 2002.

Field Supervisor. Howard University Giza Cemetery Project Supervised clearing and recording of 5th Dynasty mastaba tombs. Ann Macy Roth, Director. April-June 2000.

Epigraphic survey with the University of Memphis’ Great Hypostyle Hall Project, Luxor, Egypt. Recorded historical and religious inscriptions from the 19th Dynasty Ramesside Period. William J. Murnane, Director. January-March 2000.

Field Director. Archaeological site reconnaissance of Richardson’s Landing site (40TP13) in Tipton County, Tennessee and Chickasawba site (3MS5) Mississippi County, Arkansas. January-May 1999.

Instructor. Archaeological Site Reconnaissance. University of Memphis Department of Anthropology. Designed and conducted field survey and mapping projects on archaeological sites in the Mid-South area. January-May 1999.

Field Director. University of Memphis Department of Anthropology Summer Archaeological Field School. Completed mitigation excavations at Woodlyn site (22DS517) in DeSoto County, Mississippi, 1998.

Instructor. Archaeological Field/Lab Techniques Instructor. University of Memphis Department of Anthropology. Designed and conducted a six-week summer field school; supervised a crew of 20 students in both sub-surface investigations and laboratory processing and analysis of artifacts, 1998.

Masters Practicum, University of Memphis Department of Anthropology. Coordinated a controlled surface collection of an aboriginal mound site, Cheatham (22DS514). Processed, analyzed and reported on findings based on the evidence of the surface collection and topographic investigations of the site, 1997-1999.

University of Pennsylvania
Kolb Society of Fellows, elected as Junior Fellow University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 2008
Dean’s Summer Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences Travel to United Kingdom to research museum collections with el-Amra artifacts 2008
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (#0550303) Doctoral Dissertation Research: Local and Intra-Regional Competition in Early Bronze Age Upper Egypt: A Site-Based Approach Dr. Josef Wegner, Principal Investigator 2005-2007
Recipient, Korsyn Prize for Egyptological Study 2001
University of Memphis
Recipient, Outstanding Thesis in Art History Award 2002
Recipient, J. W. Brittan Fellowship in Egyptological Studies 1998
Elected to the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 1998