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Ayers earns Ph.D. in Egyptian Archaeology

Natasha Ayers earned her Ph.D. in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of Chicago with Honors for her dissertation “Cultural Change in Upper Egypt from the late Middle Kingdom through the Second Intermediate Period: A New Analysis of the Ceramic Material.” The doctoral hooding took place on June 9, 2017, at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Chicago, and degrees were conferred at the university-wide convocation on June 10, 2017. Ayers teaches at the University of Chicago and excavates at the ancient provincial capital of Tell Edfu in Egypt. She is the daughter of Gerald and Molly Ayers of Grand Saline and a 1999 graduate of Grand Saline High School.