Sarah Sterling

Dr. Sarah Sterling

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Affiliate Faculty Middle Eastern Studies Center

PhD, University of Washington, 2004

Dr. Sterling's research interests include Predynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt, Pacific NW archaeology, geoarchaeology, evolutionary theory and ceramic analysis. Sterling lectures and publishes on topics related to Old Kingdom pyramids, economics and ceramics. In addition, she is currently a co-PI on an NSF funded project to assess the impacts of earthquakes, tsunamis and other environmental changes at Čḯxwicən, an ancestral village of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, in Port Angeles, WA. 

Recent Publications

2016. “Analysis of Dimensional Variations in Meidum Bowls from Kom el-Hisn and other sites,” in Kom el-Hisn, (ca. 2500-1900 BC): An Ancient Settlement in the Nile Delta, edited by Robert J. Wenke, Richard W. Redding and Anthony J. Cagle, pp. 303-325, Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press. 

2015. "The Economic Implications of Patterns of Ceramic Vessel Similarity in Ancient Egypt," in Plain Pottery Traditions in the Ancient Near East, edited by Claudia Glatz, pp 39-67, Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2013. “Late Holocene tsunami deposits at Salt Creek, Washington, USA,” Ian Hutchinson, Curt D. Peterson and Sarah L. Sterling, Science of Tsunami Hazards vol. 32, pp. 221-235.

2009. "Pottery attributes and how they reflect intentionality in craft manufacture and reproduction," In Studies on Old Kingdom Pottery, edited by Teodozja Rzeuska and Anna Wodzińska, pp. 155-186, Warsaw, Poland: Wydawnictwo Neriton.

Curriculum Vitae