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Alice Stevenson is a British archaeologist and museum curator. She is Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies at UCL's Institute of Archaeology and a specialist in Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egyptian archaeology.[1]

Alice Stevenson
OccupationCurator, archaeologist
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Academic work
InstitutionsPitt Rivers Museum, Petrie Museum of Egyptology, University College London

EducationEdit

Stevenson completed her bachelor's degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and followed this with a master's degree in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, completed in 2001.[citation needed] She went on to gain a Master of Philosophy degree in Archaeology degree the University of Cambridge in 2004, followed by a PhD in Archaeology from the same institution in 2006 with a thesis titled The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of el-Gerzeh. Mortuary Rituals and Social Identities.[2][3] She became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014.[2]

CareerEdit

Stevenson was Research Fellow at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in 2010. From 2009 to 2012 she worked as a Researcher in World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum.[2] During her time there, she co-edited a book characterising the nature and research potential of the museum's collections celebrating one hundred years of public access to the collections in 2015.[3][4]

Stevenson was Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology from 2013 to 2016 and published an edited volume about the museum titled The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections in 2015.[5] During her time at the museum, a garment in the museum collection was radiocarbon dated to between 3482 and 3102 BC, and heralded as the world's oldest dress.[6][7]

Stevenson is also a contributor to The Conversation news outlet and has written an article about the sale of archaeological antiquities on the open market.[8]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Mairs, R., Stevenson, A. (2007). Current Research in Egyptology: 2005 Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Symposium which Took Place at the University of Cambridge, 6–8 January 2005. Oxbow Books Limited.
  • Stevenson, A.E. (2009). The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of el-Gerzeh. Social Identities and Mortuary Practices. Leuven: Peeters.
  • Hicks, D., Stevenson, A.E. (Eds.), (2013). World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: A Characterization. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Stevenson, A.E. (2015). The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections. London, UK: UCL Press.
  • Stevenson, A., Libonati, E., Williams, A. (2016). ‘A selection of minor antiquities’: a multi-sited view on collections from excavations in Egypt. World Archaeology, 48 (2), 282–295. doi:10.1080/00438243.2016.1165627
  • Stevenson, A.E., Libonati, E., Baines, J. (2017). 'Introduction—object habits: Legacies of fieldwork and the museum'. Museum History Journal, 10 (2), doi:10.1080/19369816.2017.1328780

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alice Stevenson". The Conversation. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Alice Stevenson". UCL Institute of Archaeology. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Ward, C. (2017). "Interview with Dr. Alice Stevenson". Papers from the Institute of Archaeology. 27 (1): 13. doi:10.5334/pia-526.
  4. ^ "World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization". Pitt Rivers Museum. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ Stevenson, A., ed. (2015). The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections. UCL Press.
  6. ^ Lobell, Jarrett A. (May 2016). "Dressing for the Ages". Archaeology. No. 1605. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  7. ^ Stevenson, Alice; Dee, Michael W. (February 2016). "Confirmation of the world's oldest woven garment: the Tarkhan dress". Antiquity. 90 (349). Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. ^ Stevenson, Alice (13 July 2017). "Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop". The Conversation. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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