Sarah Hitchens

Postgraduate Research Student

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"Egyptian Textiles: A History in Fibres"

Sarah's thesis aims to contextualise the ancient Egyptian textiles at the Bolton Museum at regional and inter-regional levels. This research focuses on the different fibres used in the production of ancient textiles throughout Egyptian history from the New Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman period. Sarah is undertaking fibre identification using methods unavailable at the time the initial analysis of the textiles was done. Sarah's research will be looking into the different fibres used and seeing when different fibres came into the Egyptian repertoire, what fibres were used, how that changed over time, and how the different fibres fit into the larger context of Egypt and its neighbours.