Reader, C.D. 2006. Further considerations on development at Giza before the 4th Dynasty. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 3, 2: 12-25

Abstract Two previous papers produced by Vandecruys have been critical of the theories of erosion of the Sphinx by rainfall run–off, previously advanced by Reader. In a final response to Vandecruys’ theory that the extant degradation can be attributed to shallow groundwater movement, Reader explains the limitations of Vandecruys’ groundwater model and further discusses the case […]

Vandecruys, G. 2006. Response to Reader (2006): more geological and archaeological data on the Sphinx discussion. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 3, 1: 1-11

Abstract In a review of the critiques raised by Vandecruys (2006), Reader (2006) clarifies his position on the geological and archaeological situation of the Sphinx, and adds extra data to support his case. The current paper will outline exactly how and why Reader’s response fails to attribute the Sphinx to the Early Dynastic era, and why […]

Newsletter 3, 3 (July 2006)

News on the activities of the PalArch Foundation Publications in the July issue Proceedings of the seventh meeting of the Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontology Group About Shya Chitaley André Veldmeijer Beyond exhibits: education and research at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Shya Chitaley Egypt in photographs Zbigniew Kosc Colophon / Call for papers PDF file (3.6 MB)

Reader, C.D. 2006. Response to Vandecruys (2006). The Sphinx: dramatising data….and dating. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 2, 1: 1-13

Abstract In a previous paper (Vandecruys, 2006), the evidence presented by the current author for re–dating the Sphinx of Giza and a number of other structures present within the Giza necropolis has been reassessed. Following this re–assessment, Vandecruys has raised a number of objections to the current author’s thesis. The current paper provides a response to […]

Newsletter 3, 2 (April 2006)

News on the activities of the PalArch Foundation Publications in the April issue Proceedings of the sixth meeting of the Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontology Group Egyptian Archaeology. Survey of the recent excavations Jan Brakenhoff  Egypt in photographs Zbigniew Kosc PalArch Newsletter article: Dino Pulerà Dino Pulerà Colophon / Call for papers PDF file (1.9 MB)

Turrittin, T.H. 2006. An annotated bibliography of the Piltdown Man forgery, 1953-2005. – PalArch’s Journal of archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 1: 1-50

Abstract Piltdown Man is the most notorious case of scientific forgery in the history of British archaeology and palaeoanthropology. Although the period from its introduction in 1912 until the exposure of the forgery in 1953 has been well-studied, the literature written after 1953 has received no such treatment. It is the purpose of this bibliography to […]

Vandecruys, G. 2006. The Sphinx: dramatising data … and dating. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 1, 1: 1-13

Abstract Geology and archaeology, carefully entwined, form the basis for deciding on a date of construction for the Great Sphinx at Giza. Over a decade after Robert Schoch’s controversial Pre–Dynastic proposal, Colin Reader takes up the debate again in the new millennium, and suggests a less extreme re–dating to the Early–Dynastic era. In tracing the data […]

Newsletter 3, 1 (January 2006)

News on the activities of the PalArch Foundation The travelling exhibition ‘Neanderthals in Europe’ (B. Demarsin) Tour-de-Celt in West-central Europe. A 5-day excursion through Iron Age western Germany and eastern France (R. de Leeuwe & L. Meurkens) Egypt in photographs (Z. Kosc) Ely Kish. Recreating a vanished world (S. Costello) Colophon PDF file (2.1 MB)

Cooney, K.M. & J. Tyrrell. 2005. Scarabs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Part II. Catalogue. Online version. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 4, 2: 15-98,

Abstract This catalogue publishes 79 scarabs, scaraboids, and heart scarabs now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Each entry includes information on dating, dimensions, materials, description, and inscriptions, if any. Also included is a list of parallels of other scarabs or scaraboids with similar base decoration. The catalogue is divided according to the […]

Cooney, K.M. & J. Tyrrell. 2005. Scarabs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Part I. Distributed propaganda or intimate protection? – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 4, 1: 1-14

Abstract This case study of 79 unprovenanced scarabs and scaraboid amulets in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art addresses glyptics, miniaturisation, distribution, and reception. Meaning and function can only be examined by broadening our investigatory criteria outside of the norm (typological and categorical) to included semiotic, anthropological and psychological factors, allowing an understanding of a […]

Newsletter 2, 4 (October 2005)

News on the activities of the PalArch Foundation Egypt in photographs (Z. Kosc) Dinosaurs come to Baltimore. A summary of the ‘Dinosaur Mysteries’ exhibit at the Maryland Science Center (M.K. Goldberg) Proceedings of the fifth meeting of the Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontology Group, Natural History Museum Maastricht April 17, 2005  (J.W.F. Reumer, Translated by H.J.M. Meijer) Egyptian archaeology. […]

Claus, B. 2005. Introduction bibliographique à l’Égyptologie. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 3, 1: 1-121

Introduction En 1998, on pouvait saluer la traduction–qui se voulait également une mise à jour–de l’Einführung de Erik Hornung. Cependant, au fil des (re)lectures, de nombreuses erreurs ou omissions sont apparues. tantôt des titres entiers apparaissent traduits, ainsi le Wörterbuch devenait le «Dictionnaire de la langue égyptienne» ou les Urkunden, les «Documents», tantôt l’absence du nom […]