Caroline Arbuckle

Research Interests

Caroline is interested in ancient Egyptian craft technologies and their place within the systemic structure of society. She studies the development of Egyptian coffin construction throughout the pharaonic period, examining how changes reflect shifts in politics, religion, trade, and the environment.


  • Assiut Coffins in the Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy
  • In this multi-disciplinary study of Egyptian coffins from Assiut, Caroline is responsible for studying the construction and materiality of coffins from the Old Kingdom through to the Roman Period
  • Coffins in the Royal Cache
  • Caroline is part of a team led by Kara Cooney, investigating the royal coffins found in the cache in tomb DB 320

Caroline completed her BA here at UBC in the CNERS department, focusing on Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Ancient History. She then moved on to Oxford University to complete a masters (MPhil) in Egyptology, and finally to the University of California, Los Angeles, to finish a PhD at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

Winter 2020
No NEST course(s) were found for W2020 term.Winter 2020
No NEST course(s) were found for W2020 term.