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Dr. Frank Förster

University of Cologne
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology
African Archaeology
Jennerstr. 8, D-50823 Köln, Germany



Frank Förster studied Egyptology, Classical Archaeology and Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Cologne where he earned his Master of Arts in 1998. He has worked in Egypt since 1995, participating in excavations (of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo) in Buto/Tell el-Fara'in and at various sites in the Western Desert, the latter within the scope of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre 389 ACACIA (“Arid Climate, Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa”). His research interests have focused on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt, sports in ancient Egypt, and the archaeology of desert roads. Currently he holds a position as research assistant at the University of Cologne.