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Dr Yann Tristant is Lecturer 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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Projects 2011 2020

Nilotic History on the Rocks: the Macquarie University Mission to El Hosh

Tristant, Y., Evans, L., Pryke, L., Hardtke, F. & Claes, W.


Project: Other

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

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

1/01/17 → …

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 2002 2019

Computed Tomography

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 conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Comparative Study
Votive Offerings
Computed Tomography

Dendera in the shadow of the temple: results of the new excavations in the necropolis (2014-2015)

Tristant, Y., 2018, In : Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology. 26, p. 79-90 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 Français d'archéologie orientale, p. 1-4 4 p. (Bibliothèque d'étude (BiEtud); vol. 169).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Mystery Mummy

John Magnussen, Ronika Power & Yann Tristant


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities