Dr Aloisia de Trafford gained a BA Hons. degree in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Malta, followed by a Masters in Themes, Thought and Theory in World Archaeology (specialising in Egyptology and Prehistory) and a PhD in Egyptian Archaeology, both from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. From 2005-2009 she was Managing Editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal African Archaeological Review, published by Springer, New York. She has worked on a number of heritage and environmental research projects in Europe and the Middle East, funded by bodies such as UNESCO, UNDP, the British Academy and the European Commission. Aloisia has worked on archaeological surveys and excavations in The Middle East and the Mediterranean including the Maltese temple sites, Phoenician/Punic cemeteries and sanctuaries in Malta and Italy, the Saqqara and Giza Plateau Pyramids, Tell Nebi Mend (Syria), the strategic location of the famed battle of Kadesh between the Egyptians and the Hittites, and the East Delta site of Kafr Hassan Dawood (Egypt). She has written several peer-reviewed papers on Egyptian art, architecture, literature, funerary practice, religion and has co-authored articles and co-edited books on a range of cultural heritage topics. She currently works from home as a freelance researcher and consultant while bringing up her three young children.
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