Kimberly Denise Williams

Kimberly Williams Headshot
Countries: 
Oman
Discipline: 
Archaeology
  • Title: Director, Center for the Humanities & Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Project: Geospatial Bioarchaeology of the Ancient Oman Mortuary Landscapes.
  • Academic Year: August 2015 - October 2016
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Email: kimberwilliams@temple.edu

I am an archaeologist whose current and future work focuses on questions about prehistoric mortuary ritual, funerary landscape formation and use, interred material culture, and archaeological human skeletal remains all recovered through survey and excavation. In 2015-2016 my work was supported by the Fulbright Scholar Program, which allowed me time for intensive survey and excavation, material culture and skeletal biology analyses, and teaching experience at the Department of Archaeology, Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. This experience also led to long-term collaboration with archaeologists at SQU and our work at the site of Dahwa in northern Oman, close to the coast and seaports at Saham and Sohar, north of the Hajar Mountains. I am also the Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple, which supports humanistic inquiry in the College of Liberal Arts and across Temple University.

The Fulbright Award allowed me to deepen existing work and personal relationships in my host country and it allowed me to develop many more during my time in Oman and after. This award has led to a memorandum of understanding between Temple University and Sultan Qaboos University and it lead to research collaborations that continue to today.

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  • Living in Middle East and Arabian Gulf
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