Dr. Ian Shaw
is an Egyptologist
and senior lecturer in Egyptian archaeology
at the University of Liverpool
. His field work was largely focused in el-Amarna
, but in recent times, he has done extensive excavations of mining and quarrying sites from many different Ancient Egyptian
periods. He primarily focuses his recent work on methods and mechanics of Egyptian craftmen and laborers.
Besides writing original books, he also has edited several "dictionaries" of Ancient Egypt (which might more correctly be labeled "encyclopedias"; they are in no way lexicons).
- Egyptian Warfare and Weapons, 1991
- A History of Ancient Egypt, 1992 (Translated from French work by Nicholas Grimal)
- The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, 1995 (With P. Nicholson)
- The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, 2000 (Editor)
- Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, 2000 (Editor)
- Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction, 2004
His son, Dr Garry Shaw, is also an Egyptologist, who works at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.