Arwa Kharobi

Dr Arwa Kharobi

  • Fixed Term Post Doctoral Researcher
  • Room: CG23, Building CH, Talbot Campus
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I am interested in the reconstruction of past lifeways through the analysis of human remains recovered from archaeological contexts (i.e. human osteology and biology, paleopathology, mortuary practices, etc.). To date my focus has been on the Near East (Northern Mesopotamia) during the Chalcolithic and Bronze ages.

Currently, I am part of The Enigma of the Hyksos (ERC advanced Grant) project and my role is to undertake paleopathological investigations of Hyksos-period skeletal assemblages of Egyptian and Near Eastern provenance.

Journal Articles


  • Kharobi, A., 2020. A Place for the Dead. An Overview of Burial Practices at Tell Mozan in the Middle Bronze Age. Bibliotheca Mesopotamica.


  • Kharobi, A., 2017. Les Pratiques Funéraires à Tell Hamoukar (Syrie) du Chalcolithique à l’Âge du Bronze Ancien : Continuité ou Interruption. In: Rencontre autour de nouvelles approches de l’archéologie funéraire 4-5 April 2014 Paris.
  • Kharobi, A., 2014. The place of Children in the Ancient Society of Urkesh (Tell Mozan, Northeastern Syria) in the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1600 BC): An Anthropological Approach. In: 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 30 April-4 May 2012 Warsaw, Poland.

Invited Lectures

  • Société Royale Belge d’Anthropologie & Préhistoire, Museum of Natural Sciences Brussels, 23 Mar 2017 more
  • Experiencing research across disciplinary and geop, The ERC Executive Agency, European Commission, 20 Feb 2017 more
  • Féderation des Science Archéologiques de Bordeaux, UMR 5607, Ausonius, 02 Sep 2013 more


  • Show me your Teeth: Dental Anthropology as Evidence for Biological Affinities and Cultural Practices in Urkesh (Syria) During the Middle Bronze Age (Université Libre de Bruxelle (Belgium), 01 Sep 2016). Completed
  • Archaeo-Anthropological of Graves of Tell Hamoukar and Tell Mozan (Syria from 3700 to 1600 BC): Taphonomy and Diversity of Funeral Practices (Ministry of High Education and University of Damascus (Syria)., 01 Sep 2010). Completed
  • The Medieval Cemetery of Usseau (Deau-Sevres): Archaeo-Anthropological Study (Ministry of High Education and University of Damascus (Syria), 13 Sep 2007). Completed


  • PhD in Biological Anthropology (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Bordeaux, France under the direction of Henri Duday, 2015)
  • MSc in Biological Anthropology, Palaeoanthropology (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Bordeaux, France under the direction of Patrice Courtaud and Yves Gleize, 2012)


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