Pearce Paul Creasman

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Pearce Paul Creasman (born 1981) is an archaeologist in the fields of Egyptology, maritime archaeology, and dendrochronology. In recognition of his work he has been made a fellow of the Explorer's Club, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Linnean Society, among others. From 2009 to 2020, he was a professor at the University of Arizona, where he served as director of the Egyptian Expedition.[1][2] Beginning in 2020, he was appointed director of the American Center of Oriental Research. He has been conducting archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan since 2004[3] and is editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.[4] Prof. Creasman is author or co-author of more than 100 articles and edited books and has been awarded more than 60 competitive research grants, including from the National Geographic Society,[5] the National Science Foundation,[6] and the Save America's Treasures program.[7] He has held a number of professional offices and received several academic and educational honors and awards[8] The Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University awarded him a doctorate.[9] Prof. Creasman and his colleagues previously excavated the royal Theban temple of the pharaoh Tausret,[10][11] a queen who ruled independently as king at the end of the 19th Dynasty, and is now primarily excavating at the pyramids and royal cemetery of Nuri, Sudan. His primary research interests are maritime life in ancient Egypt, Sudanese/Egyptian archaeology, underwater archaeology, and human/environment interactions.[12] He is best known for his work regarding ancient maritime life and studies of human/environmental interactions.

Seminal Publications[edit]

  • Pharaoh's Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors (editor, with R.H. Wilkinson), Oxford University Press (2017).
  • Flora Trade Between Egypt and Africa in Antiquity (editor with I. Incordino), Oxbow Books (2017).
  • Archaeological Research in the Valley of the Kings and Ancient Thebes (editor), Wilkinson Egyptology Series I. (2013).
  • "Tree Rings and the Chronology of Ancient Egypt," Radiocarbon 56.4: S85-S92 (2014).
  • "Foundation or Completion? The Status of Pharaoh-Queen Tausret's Temple of Millions of Years," with W.R. Johnson, J.B. McClain, R.H. Wilkinson. Near Eastern Archaeology 77.4: 274-283 (2014).
  • "Ship Timber and the Reuse of Wood in Ancient Egypt," Journal of Egyptian History 6.2: 152-176 (2013).
  • "Reflections on the Foundation, Persistence, and Growth of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, circa 1930-1960," with B. Bannister, R.H. Towner, J.S. Dean, and S.W. Leavitt, Tree-Ring Research 68.2 (2012): 81-89.
  • "Basic Principles and Methods of Dendrochronological Specimen Curation," Tree-Ring Research 67.2 (2011): 103-115.
  • "A Further Investigation of the Cairo Dahshur Boats," Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 96 (2010: 101-124, pl. II.


  1. ^ Fieldwork/Egyptian Expedition.
  2. ^ Ikram, S. "Nile Currents," Kmt 23.4 (2012): 6.
  3. ^ Creasman, P. P. "The Cairo Dashur Boats," INA Quarterly 32.1 (2005): 15-19.
  4. ^ Editorial Team/Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.
  5. ^ National Geographic Society, Waitt Grants complete list [1].
  6. ^ NSF Award Search: Award Abstract #1203445 - CSBR: Natural History Collections: Urgent Improvements to Housing and Accessibility of the World's Largest, Most Diverse & Significant Dendrochronological Collection [2].
  7. ^ "UA Awarded Two Save America's Treasures Grants," [3].
  8. ^ "Pearce Paul Creasman '03: A renowned scholar explores ancient maritime life among the temples and tombs of Egypt". University of Maine Alumni Association.
  9. ^ ProQuest Citation: Creasman, P. P. (2010). Extracting cultural information from ship timber. (Order No. 3446659, Texas A&M University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 227. Abstract: [4].
  10. ^ Spencer, P. "Digging Diary 2012," Egyptian Archaeology 42 (2013): 26.
  11. ^ Creasman, P. P. "Tausret Temple Project: Report for the 2011 Season," The Ostracon 23 (2012): 3-7 .
  12. ^ Peeples, L. "Rings and Worms Tell the Tale of a Shipwreck Found at Ground Zero," Scientific American, 10 June 2011 [5]