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Publications

Below is a list of selected papers, excerpts, and articles authored by Kara for your downloading and viewing pleasure, many of which are made available via Academia.edu.

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Articles

“The End of the New Kingdom in Egypt: How Ancient Egyptian Funerary Materials Can Help Us Understand Society in Crisis,” in: The Ramesside Period in Egypt: Studies into Cultural and Historical Processes of the 19th and 20th Dynasties, Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at Heidelberg, 5th to 7th June, 2015, Ute Rummel and S. Kubisch,  eds., Sonderschrift des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo, Wiesbaden (2017 forthcoming).

The Life of the Egyptian Coffin: Preliminary Report,” Backdirt 2016, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (University of California Los Angeles), 32-37.

“Hergebruik van mummie-kisten in de 21e dynastie: De Eisen van Rituele Transformatie,” Mehen 2016/2017, 7-25.

Placating the Dead: Evidence of Social Crisis in 20th and 21st Dynasty Texts from Western Thebes,” in: Joyful in Thebes: Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan, Richard Jasnow and Kathlyn Cooney, eds., Lockwood Press (Atlanta 2015).

Coffins, Sarcophagi, and Cartonnage,” in: M. Hartwig, ed., A Companion to Egyptian Art, Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford 2015), 269-292.

"Private Sector Tomb Robbery and Funerary Arts Reuse according to West Theban Documentation," in: Deir el-Medina Studies, Helsinki June 24-29, 2009 Proceedings, J. Toivari-Viitala, T. Vartiainen, S. Uvanto, eds. (Finland 2014): 16-28.

"Where does the Masculine Begin and the Feminine End? The Merging of the Two Genders in Egyptian Coffins during the Ramesside Period," in: Ehrenmord und Emanzipation: Die Geschlechterfrage in Ritualen von Parallelgesellschaften, Geschlecht--Symbol--Religion series, B. Heininger, ed., LIT Verlag (Münster).

"Scarab," UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (Los Angeles).

"The Functional Materialism of Death: A Case Study of Funerary Material in the Ramesside Period," in: Das Heilige und die Ware, IBAES VII, M. Fitzenreiter, ed., Golden House Publications (London).

"An Informal Workshop: Textual Evidence for Private Funerary Art Production in the Ramesside Period," in: Living and Writing in Deir el Medine: Socio-historical Embodiment of Deir el Medine Texts, Aegyptiaca Helvetica series 19, Andreas Dorn and Tobias Hoffmann, eds. (Basel): 43-56.

"Scarabs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Part I: Intimate Protection or Distributed Propaganda? Scarabs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art," co-authored with Johnna Tyrrell, PalArch, Netherlands Scientific Journal 4, 1 (October): 1-13.

"Scarabs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Part II: Catalogue of Scarabs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art," co-authored with Johnna Tyrrell, PalArch, Netherlands Scientific Journal 4, 1 (October): 15-98.

Changing Burial Practices at the End of the New Kingdom: Defensive Adaptations in Tomb Commissions, Coffin Commissions, Coffin Decoration, and Mummification, in: Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, JARCE 47 (2011), 3-44.

"Apprenticeship and Figured Ostraca from the Ancient Egyptian Village of Deir el-Medina," in: Archaeology and Apprenticeship: Body Knowledge, Identity, and Communities of Practice, W. Wendrich, ed., University of Arizona Press (Tucson), 145-170.

"Objectifying the Body: The Increased Value of the Ancient Egyptian Mummy during the Socioeconomic Crisis of Dynasty Twenty-One," in: J. Papadopoulos and G. Urton, eds., The Construction of Value in the Ancient World, Cotsen Institute Press (Los Angeles): 139-159.

Review of Lynn Meskell's Private Life in New Kingdom EgyptAmerican Journal of Archaeology 107 (2003).

The Production of Private Ramesside Tombs within the West Theban Funerary Economy

Gender Transformation in Death: A Case Study of Coffins from Ramesside Period Egypt

Labour, in The Egyptian World, Toby Wilkinson, ed.

The Daily Offering Meal in the Ritual of Amenhotep I: An Instance of the Local Adaptation of Cult Liturgy (co-authored with J. Brett McClain)

Egyptology and Afrocentrism (in German), in: Ma'at Archäologie Ägyptens, No. 2 (2005), 6-11.

The Woman Who Would Be King, in Lapham's Quarterly, 13 August 2014.

"The Edifice of Taharqa: Ritual Function and the Role of the King," Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 37: 15-47.