Kate Rose is an archaeologist and PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University. She specializes in the archaeology of the Near East, mortuary archaeology, landscape archaeology, and ancient urbanism. In 2008, she participated in her first field school in Menorca, Spain with the Eco Museu de Cap de Cavalleria. In 2009, she was invited back to the field school to serve as an excavation and laboratory supervisor for the Roman city and fort excavation at the site. She graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a BA in Archaeology with honors. While at Stanford, she specialized in Neolithic archaeology of the Near East and Anatolia. She published on and excavated at El Hemmeh, Jordan and Çatalhöyük, Turkey. She began her studies at Harvard and joined the Amarna Project in Egypt, excavating 18th dynasty non-elite cemeteries in the ancient city of Ahketaten. She also started working in Sudan at the cemeteries of El-Kurru, Jebel Barkal, and El-Zuma. She also worked as a drone pilot and surveyor for the Erbil Plain Archaeological Project in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Her dissertation investigates the relationship between gender and power in ancient Nubia through spatial analyses of royal cemeteries. She is currently starting an excavation project in Sudan at Jebel Barkal and serving as the Pedagogy and Writing Fellow at the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. She has taught for numerous classes in archaeology, social anthropology, and human evolution.
Cemetery of El-Kurru
A drone or UAV image of the ancient royal cemetery of the kings and queens of Napata
Excavations at Tel el-Amarna
Collaborating with Egyptian archaeologists to excavate burials at Akhenaten's ancient city
East Mound Settlement at Jebel Barkal
A new project investigating a Meroitic city at the religious center