Egyptian Stone Tools

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum was fortunate enough to have Garrison Forest School  student Sarah Kate intern at the museum this semester. Sarah Kate is part of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, and joined the museum in February and just completed her work with us this week. Sarah Kate has been rehousing our collection of ancient Egyptian stone tools (lithics) so that it can be used more extensively for teaching. Sarah Kate has been working on a number of tasks to make this collection more accessible, including carefully measuring each object and fabricating custom storage boxes and mounts for each tool. Her hard work has prepared our lithic collection for future research and teaching. Thank you Sarah Kate for all your work!