The Band

The Flinders Petrie kick it old school, blending classic Americana with prehistoric soul.

Upcoming Shows

12/18/09 - Lauren's living room

1/1/09 - Live from Diyarbakir Podcast

2/10/09 - All Asia Open Mic with Mr. Dumbarton

Past Shows

Band Members

Michele Koons, Lauren Santini, Emily Hammer, and Audrey Kung



The Flinders Petrie is made up of professional archaeologists, so at any given time at least one band member is probably in the field.

Check out the map below to see who'll be broadcasting over google-chat at the next show.

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Emily Michele

Flinders Petrie and the Egyptians

The Band

Who said you can't make a band out of a guitar, a flute, a violin, a ukelele, a harmonica, and the occasional mandolin?


Band History

The Flinders Petrie began in Emily and Lauren's living room in the fall of 2009 as a way to procrastinate and avoid real work. It quickly gained a cult following of archaeology grad students (and Ari and Maryum) and had it's first public debut in the Bonampak gallery at the Peabody Museum's Thanksgiving Holiday Party. Dazzled by Michele's now infamous "key dance," the manufacturing facilities crowd demanded more, and the band responded with a knock-out performance at Open Mic Night at the All-Asia. With stellar hits like "Wagonwheel" and "Making Pies," it looked like nothing could stop these shooting stars of folk. But then dissertation committees met and prospecti were defended, and it came time for Emily and Michele to head out into the wild red and blue yonder of Turkey and Peru.

With two band members now in the field, things were looking grim for the Flinders Petrie. At Michele's going-away party, friends from the distant land of Human Evolutionary Biology came bearing gifts of sweet musical delight. A new guitarist was found, Katie, to take the place of Michele, and fake rolex Janling appeared from the shadows of NELC to provide discreet and bashful accompaniment on his oddly tuned guitar. The Flinders Petrie will live on!


The Real Flinders Petrie

Sir Flinders Petrie, father of modern Egyptology, practiced archaeology for nearly 70 years and wrote such gripping tomes as "Inductive Metrology" and "Recovery of Ancient Measures from the Monuments." Although there is no evidence that omega replica he played musical instruments or liked American music, we are certain that he would have totally rocked as frontman for this band of rag-tag Egyptians. Live on, Sir Flinders Petrie, live on.