Suggests an alternative approach to understanding the development of food production in Egypt based on the results of new fieldwork in the Fayum. The results obtained from the Fayum are used to assess other contemporary sites in Egypt.
Simon J. Holdaway is a professor of archaeology and the head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He holds honorary chairs at Macquarie University, the University of Queensland (Australia), and the University of York (United Kingdom). Willeke Wendrich holds the Joan Silsbee Chair in African Cultural Archaeology and is a professor of Egyptian archaeology and digital humanities in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.