Professor Fekri Hassan

Professor Fekri Hassan is Director of Egypt’s first higher education program in Cultural Heritage Management at the French University in Egypt. He is Emeritus Petrie Professor of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. 

Education
Ph.D. Anthropology
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas1973
M.A. Anthropology
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas1971
M.Sc. in Geology
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt1966
B.S. (with honors) Geology and Chemistry
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt1963
Academic Interests
Cultural Heritage Management.
Water & Civilization.
Archaeological Perspectives on Ethics.
Relevance of Archaeology to Contemporary Human Issues.
Cognition (lithic artifacts and rock art).
Climate Change.
Origins of Civilization and State-Societies.
Fieldwork and Research Projects
Site Management Strategy of Archaeological sites of St. Katherine Protectorate, EEAA.2002
Geoarchaeologist, Farafra Oasis (University of Roma, La Sapienza).2001
Archaeological Survey of St. Katherine Protectorate, EEAA.2001
Ecotourism development mission to Wadi-Gimal, Marsa Alam, Egyptian Tourist Authority.2000
Kafr Hassan Dawood Project (Principal Investigator)1999
UNESCO World Heritage Centre Training Course, Egypt (Director)1998-1999
Kafr Hassan Dawood Project (Principal Investigator)1998
Faiyum Lake-drilling (with Y. Yasuda, International Centre for Japanese Studies, Kyoto)1998
Tushka-Dungul survey (with Egyptian Geological Survey)1998
Northern Red Sea Hills: G. el Galala Al-Qiblia1997
Faiyum1997
East Uweinat-Tushka Survey (with F. Al-Baz1997
Geoarchaeologist, Farafra Oasis (B. Barich)1997
Kafr Hassan Dawood Project (Principal Investigator)1996
Geoarchaeologist, Farafra Oasis (B. Barich)1996
Kafr Hassan Dawood Project (Principal Investigator)1995
Geoarchaeologist, Farafra Oasis (B. Barich)1994
Geoarchaeologist, Farafra Oasis (B. Barich)1993
Geoarchaeologist, Prehistory and Geoarchaeology of Farafra Oasis, University of Rome (B. Barich)1991
Geoarchaeologist, The Gerzeh Predynastic Project (with Farid El-Yahky)1990
Geoarchaeologist, The Hiw Predynastic Project, Boston University (K. Bard)1989
Geoarchaeologist, Prehistory and Geoarchaeology of Farafra Oasis, University of Rome (B. Barich)1988
Geoarchaeologist, Prehistory and Geoarchaeology of Farafra Oasis, University of Rome (B. Barich)1987
Principal Investigator, Ethnoarchaeology of Domestic Space in Egyptian Households1985
Geoarchaeologist, Assessment of magnitude and quality of groundwater and investigation of distribution of potentially cultivable modern land1984
Principal Investigator, Ethnoarchaeology of pottery manufacture, use, and discard, Upper Egypt1983
Geoarchaeologist, Minshat Abu Omar Project, German Archaeological Mission (D. Wildung)1982
Principal Investigator, The Predynastic of Egypt Project1981
Geoarchaeologist, The Archaeological Expedition of University of Washington (Seattle) to the Faiyum, Egypt (R. Wenke)1981
Geoarchaeologist, University of Tulsa Expedition to South Jordan (D. Henry)1980
Principal Investigator, The Predynastic of Egypt: Khattara-Nagada Project1980
Geologist, University of Tulsa Expedition to South Jordan (D. Henry)1979
Principal Investigator, The Predynastic of Egypt: Khattara-Nagada Project1978
Geologist, Lake Pagahrit Project (W. Lipe)1978
Geologist, Geoarchaeology at Hierakonpolis (W. Fairservis)1978
Principal Investigator, Prehistoric Expedition to Baharia Oasis and West Delta, Egypt1977
Geologist, Predynastic Sites of Luxor-Qena Region, Upper Egypt (with T. R. Hays)1977
Principal Investigator, Sedimentary history of late Quaternary flooding of the Lower Snake River Basin.1976
Principal Investigator, Prehistoric Expedition to Siwa Oasis, NW Egypt1976
Geologist, Strawberry Island, Washington1976
Principal Investigator, Prehistoric Expedition to Siwa Oasis, NW Egypt1975
Principal Investigator, Prehistoric Expedition to Siwa Oasis, NW Egypt, Reconnaissance Survey1974
Archaeologist/Geologist, Prehistoric Expedition to Algeria, Cultural Ecology of Capsian Settlements in Cheria Region, Tebessa (D. Lubell)1973
Assistant Archaeologist, Elm Fork Archaeological Survey, Texas (T. R. Hays)1971
Assistant Archaeologist, SMU Prehistoric Expedition to Ethiopia Survey of Lake Tana and Central Rift Lake area (F. Wendorf)1970
Assistant Archaeologist, Columbia University Middle Palaeolithic Site (R. Solecki)1970
Assistant Archaeologist, Murray Springs Early Man Site, Arizona (V. Haynes)1969
Assistant Geologist, SMU Prehistoric Expedition to Egypt (F. Wendorf)1968
Professional Services
International Water History Association (Secretary)
UNESCO Potential Conflict to Co-Operation Project (Member of the Scientific Committee).
Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation (Honorary president)
Forum for African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (Member of the Executive Board).
World Archaeology Congress (Chairman, Dams and Cultural Heritage Task Force).
UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (Member of the Ethics and the Use of Freshwater Working Group).
UNESCO IHP History of Water and Civilization Book Series (Member of Steering Committee).
World Archaeological Congress (Vice-President 1999-)
UNESCO Water and Civilization Project: International Hydrological Programme (Member of the Steering Committee).
World Archaeology Congress (North Africa Proxy Senior Rep. 1993-1999)
African Archaeological Review (Editor).
The Review of Archaeology (Contributing Editor).
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (Member of the Board).
Antiquity (Member of the Advisory Board).
Holocene (Member of the Editorial Board).
Water Policy: The Journal of the World Water Council (Member of the Editorial Board).
UNESCO IHP Water and Civilization project (Member of Scientific Committee)
UNESCO-sponsored Qanat’s International Symposium. Yazd, 2000 (Member of the Scientific Committee).
The Geological Society of America, Archaeological Geology Division
SAREC (Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries (Evaluator 1993)
Archaeology of Africa: An Encyclopedia (Member of the Advisory Board)
Société pour l'etude des cultures prépharaoniques de la Vallée du Nil (Honorary Member)
Panel of Experts on the Conservation of the Pyramids of Giza Project, Ministry of Culture, Egypt (Chairman 1989-1991).
Permanent Committee of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, Cairo, Egypt (Member1989-1991)
Teaching
Petrie Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology & Department of Egyptology, University College London1994-Present
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington1983-1994
Visiting Professor, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.1991
Visiting Professor, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy1990
Adviser to the Minister of Culture, Arab Republic of Egypt1988-1990
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington1978-1983
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington1975-1977
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan1974-1975
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle1974
Instructor, University College, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas1971-1973
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas1969
Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, Ain Shams, University, Cairo, Egypt1963-1968
Professional and Honour Societies
Archeo-Nil
American Association for Advancement of Science
Society for American Archaeologists
American Anthropological Association
American Quaternary Association
Prehistoric Society, England
Geological Society of America
Geological Society, Egypt
Society of Africanist Archaeologists
American Association of Geology Teachers
Sigma Xi
Forum for African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Sedimentological Society of Egypt