Joanne Rowland’s research interests lie predominantly in the archaeology of the Nile Delta and in prehistoric Egypt. She graduated from University College London with a PhD in Egyptian Archaeology in 2004, and having worked on a number of survey and excavation projects in the Nile Delta since 1998 began her own project in the central Delta (the Egypt Exploration Society Minufiyeh Archaeological Survey) in 2005. Joanne has also just begun (spring 2013) a new prehistoric survey project (archaeological and environmental) in the region between Khatabah and Merimde Beni Salama (Egypt Exploration Society Imbaba Governate Prehistoric Survey), along the western edge of the Nile Delta. This project is related to her TOPOI II research project ‘The Neolithic in the Nile Delta’ (A-2). Joanne is also currently directing excavations at the Ptolemaic-Roman site of Quesna, which involves the investigation of a sacred animal necropolis as well as a cemetery. She is currently Jun. Prof. in Egyptian Archaeology at the Freie Universität.