Introduction to Field Archaeology, Cyprus
*Dates for 2024 now confirmed*
7th to 20th April 2024
Safe working practices will be maintained and all local regulations and restrictions regarding Covid-19 will be followed. It is essential that all participants follow all requirements that are in place at the time of the field school regarding travel and testing (at both departure and destination points). Full terms and conditions for our field schools, including our Covid-19 policies are available here.
This course provides an introduction to archaeology as a whole, using Cyprus as a case study, with a focus on archaeological methodology and field recording, followed by specialist lectures and artefact processing.
This is a practical field school where participants not only learn how to record archaeological sites, including learning specialist, post-excavation techniques, but also have the unique opportunity to practice these skills. It is ideal for those who have no experience of archaeological fieldwork at all or for those who would like to practice and improve their archaeological field methods from previous excavations.
The course will include:
The course will also include a series of visits to prehistoric sites in the region from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age, including a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nea Paphos/Tombs of the Kings, and the Paphos Museum, which will help to put what is learnt on the course into perspective.
Each participant will receive a course book to build and develop their skills throughout the course with all workshops helping to build a portfolio by the end of the course, with participants able to keep all of the documents and photographs that they produce (see example below).
"The field school offered a fantastic balance of in field work and seminar style teaching. The care and attention from instructors was incredible, from meals to personal instruction they really cared about the quality of the time here spent by the participants"