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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Arizona State University Cyprus Field School - 2011

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2011-03-01
Start Date 2011-05-15
End Date 2011-06-26



Archaeology Field School Location

Excavations at the Bronze Age town of Politiko-Troullia, housing and labs in the modern village of Pera (Orinis), Republic of Cyprus

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Arizona State University


Academic Credit

6 or more credit hours in Anthropology or Geography, or 3 or more credit hours in both Anthropology and Geography


Archaeology Field School Tuition

6 or more credit hours; ASU summer tuition to be determined soon


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Room and board, along with meals and field trips, included in program fee. Visit http://shesc.asu.edu/cyprus


Archaeology Field School Travel
Travel costs to and from Cyprus not included in program fee

Archaeology Field School Description


Our scientific research is coupled with the cultural experience of living and working in a Cypriot village. Students will keep a personal journal and be taught how to maintain a more formal field notebook. Students will be introduced to excavation, survey, mapping and other field work, as well as procedures of descriptive analysis of ceramics, ground stone, chipped stone tools, animal bones and plant remains. Perhaps most importantly, project staff and field school students work hard, have fun, pitch in whenever needed, and contribute their good spirits to the camaraderie and success of the field school. The instructors pledge their best efforts to train our field school students as practiced field scientists by the end of the field school.

Our field work will focus on the Bronze Age village site of Politiko-Troullia. Our site overlooks the monastery of Saint Irakleidios (founded in AD 400) to the north. The neighboring modern village of Politiko is built above the ruins of ancient Tamassos, the capital of an Iron Age kingdom. The buried remains of Politiko-Troullia reveal evidence of agrarian households, decorated pottery, animal husbandry, crop cultivation and metallurgy leading to the advent of cities on Cyprus. Our investigations will explore the development of Bronze Age life in the countryside from the picturesque vantage point of Politiko-Troullia. This research is conducted under permit from the Department of Antiquities, Republic of Cyprus and in cooperation with the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Nicosia.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Site excavation,


Time Period

Early and Middle Bronze Ages



How is the project area accessed each day

Field School students walk or are transported each morning by truck roughly 2 km from Pera to Politiko-Troullia, and back in the afternoon.



Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Each summer since 2007
Is there a professional certification for this field school

Our project has been reviewed and is formally affiliated with the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Nicosia


Directors and Instructors

Directors:
Dr. Steven Falconer; Professor of Anthropology; School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ 85287-2402
Dr. Patricia Fall; Professor of Geography; School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning; Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ 85287-5302


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Field excavation; ceramic, lithic, floral, faunal analyses;


On rain days will there be lab work?

Yes; although rainy days are few and far between


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes; in particular weekend field trips


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes




Other resources students will find useful

Visit: http://shesc.asu.edu/cyprus

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://shesc.asu.edu/cyprus

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Steven Falconer
Professor of Anthropology
Sch. of Human Evolution and Soc. Change
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402



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