Dr.

David A. Aston

David.Aston(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43 1 51581-6111

FORSCHUNGSSCHWERPUNKTE

  • Funerary Archaeology: Third Intermediate – Persian Periods
  • New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period Chronology
  • Egyptian Pottery from the Second Intermediate Period to the early Ptolemaic Period 

Publikationen

Publikationen

in press

  • The Pottery, in: G. T. Martin (ed.), The Tomb of Horemheb, KV 57 in the Valley of the Kings, London.
  • The Third Intermediate Period, in: I. Shaw und J.P. Allen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology – History, Problems and Issues, Oxford.
  • The Pottery, in: S. Bickel (ed.), KV 64.
  • A Long Way From Home. Oases Vessels in the Nile Valley. Pages from my notebooks. CCE 11.
  • Studies on the Pottery found by “MISR: Mission Siptah – Ramses X” University of Basel, Switzerland, Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 81, 2008.
  • The Pottery, in: H. Sourouzian et al., Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 81, 2008.
     

2018

  • How Early (and How Late) can Khyan Really Be ? , in: I. Forstner-Müller and N. Moeller (eds.), The Hyksos Ruler Khyan and the Early Second Intermediate Period in Egypt: Problems and Priorities of Current Research. Proceedings of the Workshop of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Vienna, July 4-5, 2014, (Ergänzungshefte zu den Jahresheften des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes 17), Vienna 2018, 15–56.
     

2017

  • (with M. Bietak) Nubians in the Nile Delta. À propos Avaris and Peru-Nefer, in: N. Spencer, A. Stevens und M. Binder (eds.), Proceedings of the Colloquium Nubia in the New Kingdom: Lived experience, pharaonic control and indigenous traditions, 11 July ‒ 12 July 2013, (British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan 3) Leuven, 2017, 491–525.
  • The Third Cache – Myth or Reality ?, in: C. Jurman, B. Bader and D. Aston (eds.), A True Scribe of Abydos. Studies in Honour of Anthony Leahy, (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 265), Leuven 2017.
     

2016

  • TT 358, TT 320, and KV 39. Three Early Eighteenth Dynasty Queen’s Tombs  in the Vicinity of Deir el-Bahri, in: Z. Szafranski (ed.), Deir el-Bahri Studies, (PAM 24/2), Warsaw, 2016, 15–42.
  • Turning Towards the Dark Side, Fifteenth Dynasty Black Burnished Wares, in: B. Bader, C. Knoblauch and C. Koehler (eds.), Proceedings of the Pottery Conference, Vienna II, (OLA 245), Leuven, 2016, 1–26.
  • In Vino Veritas. A Docketed History of the New Kingdom between Year 1 of Tuthmosis III and Year 1 of Ramesses II, in: J. van Dijk (ed.), Another Mouthful of Dust. Egyptological Studies in Honour of Geoffrey Thorndike Martin, (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 246), Leuven, 2016, 1–41.
  • A Possible Twenty-Square Game (?) and other Varia from L81, in: H. Franzmeier, Th. Rehren and R. Schultz (eds.), Mit archäologischen Schichten Geschichte schreiben. Festschrift für Edgar B. Pusch zum 70. Geburtstag, (Forschungen in der Ramses-Stadt 10), Hildesheim, 2016, 25–42.
     

2015

  • The Faces of the Hyksos: Ceramic Sculpture in the Fifteenth Dynasty, in: A. Oppenheim and O. Goelet (eds.), The Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt: Studies in Honor of Dorothea Arnold, Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar 19, New York, 2015 (2016), 103–116.
  • A Copy of a Copy of a Copy, or an Imitation Kamares-Ware Vessel from Tell el-Dab‘a, in: A. Jimenez-Serrano and C. von Pilgrim (eds.), From the Delta to the Cataract, Studies dedicated to Mohammed el-Bialy, Leiden/Boston, 2015, 1–8.
     

2014

  • Pottery recovered near the Tombs of Seti I (KV 17) and Siptah (KV 47) in the Valley of the Kings (Aegyptiaca Helvetica 24), Basle, 2014.
  • Royal Burials at Thebes During The First Millenium B.C., in: E. Pischikova, J. Budka and K Griffin (eds.), Thebes in the First Millennium BC, Newcastle, 2014, 15–59.
  • Radiocarbon, Wine Jars and New Kingdom Chronology, Ägypten und Levante 22/23, 2012/2013, 289–315.
     

2013

  • Mother’s Best Tea Service, Pottery as Diplomatic Gifts in the Second Intermediate Period, in: B. Bader und M. Ownby (Hrg.), Functional Aspects of Egyptian Ceramics within their Archaeological Context, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 217, Leuven, 2013, 375–401.
  • TT 320 and the k3y of Inhapi, A reconsideration based on ceramic evidence, GM 236, 2013, 7–20.
     

2012

  • (mit M. Bietak) Tell el-Dab’a VIII, The Classification and Chronology of Tell el-Yahudiya Ware, with contributions by Hanan Charraf, Aren Maeir, Robert Mullins, Lawrence E. Stager, Ross Voss and Karin Kopetzky, UZK 12 (Vienna 2012).
  • From the Deep South to the Far North, Nubian Sherds from Khatana and Ezbet Helmi (Tell el-Dab’a), in: I. Forstner-Müller and P. Rose (eds.), Nubian Pottery from Egyptian Cultural Contexts of the Middle and Early New Kingdom. Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Cairo, 1–12 December 2010 (Vienna 2012) 159–179.
  • Cypriote Pottery and its Imitations from Hebwa IV, in: Mayer Gruber, Shmuel Aḥituv, Gunnar Lehmann and Zipora Talshir (eds.), All the Wisdom of the East. Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology and History in Honor of Eliezer D. Oren, OBO 255, Göttingen 2012, 13–56.
     

2011

  • The Saqqara Embalmers’ Caches Reconsidered; Typology and Chronology, in: D. Aston, B. Bader, C. Gallorini, P. Nicholson und S. Buckingham (eds.), Under the Potter’s Tree. Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bouirriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 204 (Leuven, 2011) 45–74.
  • Theban Funerary Customs ca. 950–650 BC., in: Z. Hawass, T.A. Bacs und G. Schreiber (eds.), Proceedings of the Colloquium on Theban Archaeology at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, November 5, 2009 (Kairo, 2011) 9–32.
  • The LH IIIA2-B Transition, The Gurob and Saqqara Evidence Reassessed, in: W. Gauß, M. Lindblom, R.A.K. Smith und J.C. Wright (eds.), Our Cups Are Full: Pottery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age. Papers Presented to Jeremy B. Rutter on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2227 (Oxford 2011) 1–12.
  • Blue Painted Pottery of the Late Eighteenth Dynasty. The material from the Tomb of Maya and Meryt at Saqqara, Cahiers de la Ceramique Égyptienne 9, 2011, 1–35.
     

2010

  • Late Period Pottery from the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqara, Egypt Exploration Society, mit B.G. Aston (EES Excavation Memoir 92), London, 2010.
  • Theban Potmarks. Nothing other than funny signs ?, in: O. Kaper und B.J. Haring (eds.), Pictograms or Pseudo-Scripts, Acts of a Congress on Non-Textual Communication Systems, Egyptologische Uitgaven 25 (Leiden 2010) 49–65.
  • The Pottery from sector L49 at Heracleopolis Magna, in: C. Pérez Die (ed.), Ehnasya el Medina, Egipto. La necropolis "real" del Tercer Periodo Intermedio y su reutilización (Madrid, 2010) 28–83.


 Weitere Publikationen 

 

Herausgeberschaften

2018

  • The Anubeion IV: Pottery of the Late Dynastic Period with Comparative material from the sacred Animal Necropolis by P.G. French (Egypt Exploration Society Excavation Memoir 118), London.
     

2017

  • A True Scribe of Abydos. Studies in Honour of Anthony Leahy, with Claus Jurman and Bettina Bader (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 265), Leuven.
     

2013

  • Finds from the Anubeion I: The Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom, by P.G. French (Egypt Exploration Society), London.


2011

  • Under the Potter’s Tree. Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday, mit Bettina Bader, Carla Gallorini, Paul Nicholson und Sarah Buckingham, (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 204), Leuven, 2011.

Detaillierte Biographie

Detaillierte Biographie

AKADEMISCHER WERDEGANG
  • 1987
    Ph.D in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, for a thesis on “Tomb Groups from the end of the New Kingdom to the beginning of the Saite Period”
  • 2011
    Teaching Assistant, Egyptian Archaeology, at the University of Birmingham (England)
  • 2013
    Lecturer, Recent Developments in Egyptian Archaeology at the Katholieken Universitat, Leuven (Belgium)

 

BERUFLICHER WERDEGANG

  • 2013-
    Mitarbeiter des Instituts für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
  • 1999–2012
    Mitarbeiter, SCIEM 2000, und nachdem, Komission für Ägypten und die Levante, Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
  • 1993–1999
    Mitarbeiter, Grabung, Tell el-Daba, Ägypten
  • 1992–1993
    Werkvertrag DAI, Kairo – Egyptian Pottery from the late Nineteenth Dynasty to the early Ptolemaic Period
  • 1987–1992
    Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Grabung Qantir

 

MITGLIEDSCHAFTEN

  • Member, Egypt Exploration Society, London

 

GUTACHTERTÄTIGKEIT

  • Ph.D examiner for Macquarrie University, Sydney (Australia), Paris Sorbonne (France), Lyon University (France)
  • EU Project reviewer for KU Leuven (Belgium) and Leiden University (Netherlands)

Vorträge

Vorträge

Vorträge der letzten Jahre

2019

  • TT320 - The Royal Cache. The Truth behind the Myth. Vortragsreihe am Institut für Ägyptologie, Universität Wien. Wien, 1. April 2019
     

2017

  • Pottery Deposits in the Valley of the Kings. Valley of the Kings - 200 Years of Discoveries, Research and Preservation. Basel, 20. Oktober 2017
  • In Vino Veritas or Why the Egyptian High Chronology is More Likely to be Correct. Late Bronze Age Chronology and Connections in the Eastern Mediterranean (OREA, ÖAW). Wien, 12. Mai 2017
     

2016

  • Pottery from KV40: the storage jars. Workshop Tal der Könige. Basel, 6. Juni 2016
  • The Reuse of Theban Tombs during the 21st Dynasty with particular reference to the Cache Burials. Bab el-Gasus in Context, Egyptian Funerary Culture during the 21st Dynasty  (Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian), Lissabon, 19. September 2016
  • Can (should) the Vienna System be Modified? The Levantine Ceramics Project Workshop 2: Pottery of the Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine Period. Athen, 14. Juli 2016
  • Of Plates and Ringstands: Recent Work at Tell el-Daba. 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Wien, 27. April 2016
     

2014

  • How Early and How Late Can Khyan Really Be. The Hyksos King Khyan New Insights on the Chronology of the 13th and 15th Dynasties. Wien, 4. Juli 2014
  • L81 Problems in Interpretation. Müll oder Deponie, Wien, 5. Mai 2014.
     

2013

  • In Vino Veritas. The Reign of Tuthmosis IV. University of Brussels (Belgium) 7. November 2013