ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Athienou (Cyprus)

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

See the website below for details regarding dates, costs and applications for the seven week undergraduate field school. A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
http://sites.davidson.edu/aap/
Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

To apply:
https://davidson.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=37617
Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

Participants attend seminars led by faculty and resident or guest specialists, complete an independent research project, and visit archaeological/historical sites (e.g., Khirokitia, Kalavassos, Amathous, Kition, Kourion, Paphos, Kolossi, Asinou, etc) around the island. Students live in the small town of Athienou and learn about life in modern Cyprus. A three-day break in the program gives students the opportunity, if they wish, to visit Mediterranean destinations close to the island.

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is a multidisciplinary project focusing on the site of Athienou-Malloura and the surrounding valley in south-central Cyprus. AAP is directed by Michael K. Toumazou, assisted by Derek B. Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), P. Nick Kardulias (College of Wooster), Erin W. Averett (Creighton), Clay M. Cofer (Bryn Mawr), and Jody M. Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology).

For AAP’s latest research, see Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (Boston, 2011): http://www.isdistribution.com/BookDetail.aspx?aId=14366

Derek B. Counts
Associate Director
Athienou Archaeological Project

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