Research Unit Islamic Archaeology
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
Abt. Islamwissenschaft und Nahostsprachen
Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie
Brühler Straße 7
53119 Bonn
Telefon: +49 228 73 -60237
Fax: +49 228 73 - 60241
E-mail: aia[at]

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Library Opening Hours

Tue, Wed & Thu 11-16
For questions or E-books in our collection please contact us via email: 
Prof. Walker

Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker


Doctoral Students

Associate Researchers



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Loren Vincent Cowin, M.A.

Doctoral Student

 Loren Vincent Cowin

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Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel June 2022

Doctoral candidate of Archaeology

Provisional Dissertation Title: Mapping Medieval Islamic Urban Archaeological Sites.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller, Universität zu Kiel

Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker, Universität Bonn

University College London October 2013

M.A. Urban Archaeology

Master’s Thesis: The Neighbourhoods of Islamic Merv;

Mapping the Urban Landscape of the City of Sultan Qalla using Aerial Photography

Supervisor: Tim Williams, Associate Professor

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School July 2011–June 2012

Guest Graduate Student in the ”Ancient Near East“ Program

University of California, Los Angeles September 2010

B.A. Anthropology, magna cum laude

Minor in ”Languages and Cultures of the Near East“



Sapphos Environmental, Inc.; Pasadena, CA

Archaeological Monitor

Keeler Dunes Dust Control Project October–January 2015 & 2016

Ojai Hospital Expansion September 2016

LAX/Crenshaw Metro Project February 2015–June 2015

MacFarlane Archaeological Consultants; Ventura, CA

Archaeological Monitor

Ojai Residential October–November 2014

Libbey Park Playground Expansion April 2016

Duke Cultural Resource Management; Irvine, CA

Archaeological Technician

Skyridge Residential CA - ORA 507 January 2015

Statistical Research, Inc.; Barstow, CA

Archaeological Technician

Line 235 Anomaly Survey September 2014



Universität Bonn

Islamic Archaeology Research Unit, Tall Hisban Excavation October 2021

Hisban, Jordan

California State University, San Bernardino

Applied Archaeology Field School, San Bernardino National Forest July–August 2014

Santa Rosa National Monument, California

University of California, Los Angeles

Arpa River Valley Archaeological Project July 2010–August 2010

Areni Cave Field School, Armenia

Fayum Archaeology Field Project, Qom Ushim, Egypt October–November 2009

Santa Monica College

Programme for Belize Archaeological Project, La Milpa, Belize June–July 2008



Islamic Archaeology Research Unit, Universität Bonn June - July 2020

70 hours: Archiving and Organization of the Islamic Archaeology

Museum Collection, Library, and Project data bank




  • Cowin, Loren V. [Book review The Archaeology of Medieval Islamic Frontiers: From the Mediterranean

to the Caspian Sea ed. by A. Eger]. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 7(1).



  • Mapping Medieval Merv. Presentation given at the Central Asian Seminar Group, University College London, United Kingdom. 7 March, 2020. 
  • Mapping Medieval Merv: How to interpret complex urban archaeological topography? Poster presentation at the Aerial Archaeology Research Group, Constant, a, Romania. 12-14 September, 2019.


  • Proficient in QGIS, ArcGIS, & LaTeX
  • Familiarity with Inscape & LibreCAD
  • Native English proficiency
  • Conversational German

Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker

Universität Bonn

Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)

Department of Islamic Studies

Research Unit in Islamic Archaeology

Brühler Str. 7

D-53119 Bonn, DE

+49 (0)228 73-62946

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Tim Williams, Associate Professor

University College London

Institute of Archaeology

Director of the Ancient Merv Project

Rm. 602, 31-34 Gordon Square

London, WC1H 0PY, UK

+44 (0)20 7679 4722

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