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I am an independent researcher and freelance archaeologist with a PhD in Archaeology and over 20 years' experience in British commercial archaeology, Egyptology, archival and collections research. I specialise in the contextualisation of archaeological material in the field, the museum, the archive and in public through regional archaeological research, Geographic Information Systems, satellite remote-sensing, archival and collections research and management, and digital methods of analysis presentation and interpretation.

Recent publications: 

Pethen, H. 2021. The Hatnub Quarries Industrial Landscape Survey 2017: Mobile-GIS Ground-truthing of the Satellite Remote-survey. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 107: DOI:

Pethen, H. 2021. A New Year Pottery Corpus: investigating early 20th century excavation methods through the Hogarth excavation archive at the British Museum. Bulletin de liaison de la Céramique Égyptienne 30: 231–248.

Pethen, H. 2020. Accessing the inaccessible: Detailed ‘off-site’ archaeological survey using satellite imagery and GIS at the Hatnub travertine quarries, Egypt. In Jeffrey B. Glover, Jessica Moss, and Dominique Rissolo (eds.) CAA 2017. Digital Archaeologies, Material Worlds (Past and Present). Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Tübingen: Tübingen University Press. 115–32.

Gasperini, V. and Pethen, H. 2018. A road from Bahariya to Faiyum: A study in remotely sensed data. Ägypten und Levante 28:181–198. DOI: 10.1553/AEundL28s181.

Nevett, L. C. E. Tsigarida, B. Archibald, Z. H. Stone, D. L. Horsley, T. J. Ault, B. A. Panti, A. Lynch, K. A. Pethen, H. Stallibrass, S. M. Salminen, E. Taylor, S. Manousakis J. and Zekkos, D. 2017. Towards a multi-scalar, multidisciplinary approach to the Classical Greek city: The Olynthos Project. Annual of the British School at Athens 112: 155–206.

Bardají, T. Martinez-Graña, A. Sánchez Moral, S. Pethen, H., García-González, D. Cuezva, S. Cañaveras, J.C. Jiménez-Higueras, 2017. A. Geomorphology of Dra Abu el-Naga (Egypt): the basis of the funerary sacred landscape. Journal of African Earth Sciences 131: 233–250. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.02.036.

Jones, E. and Pethen, H. 2012. Archaeological mapping and topographical survey. In I. Shaw, (ed.) The Gurob Harem Palace Project, Spring 2012. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 98: 44–46. DOI:

Pethen, H. 2012. The old and the new in Egyptian archaeology: Towards a methodology for interpreting GIS data using textual evidence. In A. Chrysanthi, P. M. Flores and C. Papadopoulos, (eds.) Thinking Beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process. Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference 2010. British Archaeological Reports Publications. 103–122.

Forthcoming research: 

Pethen, H. In press. Applying Remote Sensing Technology to Areas of Archaeological Interest at Tell Nabasha. In: N. Nielsen, Excavating the City of the Snake Goddess: Flinders Petrie at Tell Nabasha. British Publications on Egypt and Sudan. Peeters: London (5265 words)

Pethen, H. 2022. Space and Topography in Ancient Egypt. Journal of Ancient Civilisations 37/2.

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