- Ancient Egyptian Archaeology
- Ancient Egyptian Religion
- Egyptian Wooden Coffins
- The Archaeology of Woodworking
- Archaeology in Digital Games
- Women in the History of Egyptian Archaeology
- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
- M.Phil., Oxford University
- B.A. (First Class Honours), University of British Columbia
"Hidden Magic and Coffin Construction in Ancient Egypt" - An examination of carpenters and their actions during the creation of ancient Egyptian wooden coffins, in particular looking for evidence of the existence of carpenter priests.
"The Development of the Ancient Egyptian Wooden Coffin" - A long term analysis of the construction of wooden coffins and the history of the carpenters who created them.
Publications and Presentations
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod 2023. “Women and the Foundation of Egyptian Archaeology” in Women in Archaeology: Advancing Knowledge and Human Understanding Worldwide, edited by Sandra L. López Varela. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 415-439.
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod 2023. “The Social Pyramid and the Status of Craftspeople in Ancient Egypt” in (Re)Building Ancient Egyptian Society: Challenging Assumptions, Exploring Approaches, edited by Daniel Candelora et al. New York: Routledge, 62-73.
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod 2022. “Uncharted Heroines: Women, Popular Archaeology, and Digital Games” in Women in Historical and Archaeological Video Games, edited by Jane Draycott. Oldenbourg: De Gruyter, 291-318.
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod 2021. “Undergraduate Teaching and Assassin’s Creed: Discussing Archaeology with Digital Games”. Advances in Archaeological Practice 9.2: 101-109.
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod 2021. “The Creation of a Third Intermediate Period Coffin: Coffin EX1997-24.4 in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science” in The Egyptian Mummies and Coffins of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science: History, Technical Analysis, and Conservation, edited by Michele Koons and Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod. Louisville: University Press of Colorado, 72-92.
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod, Christopher H. Baisan, and Pearce Paul Creasman 2021. “Coffin Timbers and Dendrochronology: The Significance of Wood in Coffins from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science” in The Egyptian Mummies and Coffins of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science: History, Technical Analysis, and Conservation, edited by Michele Koons and Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod. Louisville: University Press of Colorado, 93-110.
- Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod and Kathlyn M. Cooney 2019. “The Layered Life of JE26204: the Construction and Reuse of the Coffins of Henuttawy”. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 105.2: 285-296. https://doi.org/10.1177/0307513320911383
- 2022. “Digital Games and Archaeology”. Western Washington University. Online, March 2022.
- 2021. “Fostering Critical Discussions of Archaeology with Digital Games” (paper) The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Overseas Research. December 2021. Online.
- 2021. “Ancient Mummies, New Discoveries”. Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Online, April 2021.
- 2021. “How to Live Forever: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt”. Playing in the Past. Online, March 2021.
- 2021. “The Database of Religious History as a Classroom Tool”. University of British Columbia, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies. Online, January 2021.
- 2020. “Working with Museum Objects”. Institute for Field Research. Virtual “Master Class”. Online, July 2020.
- 2019. “Keep it Secret! Keep it Safe! Hidden Magic and Coffin Construction in Ancient Egypt”. Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Vancouver Chapter. Vancouver, October 2019.
- 2019. “Seeing Red: Protecting Doorways, Thresholds, and Coffin Joints” (paper) The Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt. April 2019, Alexandria, Virginia.
- 2019. “Archaeology of Gaming: A Look at Assassin’s Creed Origins”. Western Washington University. Bellingham, Washington, May 2019.
- ARCH 116 (Introduction to Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology)
- ARCH 257 (Archaeology of Ancient Egypt)
- ARCH 258 (Archaeology of Mesopotamia)
- ARCH 356 (Development of Complex Cultures in Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern Regions)
- ARCH 498 (Archaeology of Wood and Woodworking)
The Database of Religious History, Editorial Board