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Dr Yann Tristant is Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient History and a member of the Ancient Cultures Research Centre. He studied Egyptology and Prehistory at the École du Louvre and the University of La Sorbonne in France. He received his PhD in 2006 on the basis of a dissertation on the Nile Delta during the Predynastic and Early Dynastic period. Dr Tristant was scientific fellow of the French Institute of Archaeology in Cairo (IFAO) from 2006 to 2010. His main fields of expertise are Egyptian archaeology and society as well as Pre-and Early Dynastic Egypt. Dr Yann Tristant is also editor of the international scientific journal Archéo-Nil.

Dr Tristant's research interest lies in the Predynastic and Early Dynastic period with special emphasis on settlement excavation and geoarchaeology. He has worked on a number of sites in various parts of Upper and Lower Egypt as well as at oases. Currently he is in charge of excavations in Egypt at Abu Rawash (Memphite area) and Wadi Araba (Eastern Desert), where he is undertaking an archaeological survey.

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Sustainability Archaeology and Landscape Transformation on Abaiang Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

Tristant, Y., Thomas, F., Uriam, K., McKeown, M., John, E. & Gale, S.

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Project: Research

Developing a Long-Range Radiocarbon-Based Chronology for Southwest Israel Using Tel Azekah as a Reference Site

Tristant, Y., Hua, Q., Webster, L., Jacobsen, G. & Gadot, Y.


Project: Research

Research Outputs

  • Comparative study: X-ray and neutron CT on a mummified votive offering

    Raymond, C., Bevitt, J., Tristant, Y., Power, R. K., Lanati, A., Davey, C. J., Magnussen, J. S. & Clark, S. M., 2018. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • First Dynasty stone granary models from Abu Rawash?

    Tristant, Y., 2018, In : Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology. 26, 2016-2018, p. 91-102 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Introduction: Landscape archaeology: Egypt and the Mediterranean world

    Tristant, Y. & Ghilardi, M., 2018, Landscape archaeology: Egypt and the Mediterranean world. Tristant, Y. & Ghilardi, M. (eds.). Cairo: Institut Francais d’archeologie orientale, p. 1-4 4 p. (Bibliothèque d'étude (BiEtud); vol. 169).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introduction

    Press / Media

    Mystery Mummy

    John Magnussen, Ronika Power & Yann Tristant


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities