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Although graduating in 1981 with a degree in Geography and Mathematics, our webmaster, Peter Robinson was always interested in archaeology and the landscape. He first became involved in archaeological excavations when working on early medieval sites in Britain and northern France, and published a number of academic papers on the Anglo-Saxon landscape before going on to complete a Master of Philosophy degree on Domesday Book in 1988. But in the early 1990s, Peter began to study Egyptology. It was once Peter had become a Friend of Nekhen, following a trip to Hierakonpolis with a local British Egyptology society, that Peter offered to help with the website, using his experiences in computing. Since then, Peter has helped maintain the site and re-designed the latest version of the website which went live in December 2012.

In 2005, Peter came to help at Hierakonpolis, planning the excavation trench and cataloguing the finds from Tomb 23 in the predynastic cemetery at HK6. He wrote a short piece about his experiences at Hierakonpolis in the following edition of Nekhen News:

Robinson, P., 2005. ‘A first-timer at Hierakonpolis’, Nekhen News, 17, 29-30.





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Origins 6 - Online registration now open

Origins.6 - International conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt
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