Program Offered Again Summer 2014
Students will join an international team of archaeologists working on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus as part of the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project. This collaborative project between Cornell University, Ithaca College and the University of Arkansas’s Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) is investigating the relationship between urban landscapes and the revolutionary social changes that took place on Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age (1700-1100 BC).
Participants will be working at the sites of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios and Maroni, which are located in the south-central part of the island, about 4 miles apart. Small areas of both sites were excavated in the 1980s and 90s, revealing impressive monumental and domestic architecture, tombs, and urban infrastructure. The KAMBE Project is trying discover how these features were woven together to make the urban fabric of a Bronze Age city.
Through participation in archaeological survey and excavation, training in the latest spatial technologies, and a series of lectures and field trips, students will gain a hands-on understanding of archaeological research and field methods as well as Cyprus’s fascinating cultural legacy.
Proposed Travel Dates: Program Offered Again Summer 2014. DATES & ELIGIBILITY
Course Areas Offered: Two courses (6 hours) In upper level Anthropology will be offered, with sections for undergraduate and graduate students. COURSE INFORMATION
Accommodations: For the duration of the project students will live with other KAMBE Project members in the village of Kalavasos, located about a 5-minute drive away from the archaeological site of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios. This scenic village is nestled in the Vasilikos River valley, in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains. Accommodations will be in tourist apartments, with a few students to each room. These apartments will have basic kitchen facilities for breakfasts and snacks. All food will be provided for students on work days or field trips. Our evening meals will be in one of the village’s traditional Cypriot tavernas, although we will occasionally take the vehicles to a neighbouring village or one of the major cities of Nicosia (the capital), Larnaca, or Limmasol for dinner.
Excursions: Participants will occasionally take vehicles to a neighbouring village or one of the major cities of Nicosia (the capital), Larnaca, or Limmasol for dinner.
Estimated Costs: $3,200 + Airfare (est. between $1,800 and $2,000) + UA Off-Campus Tuition + Personal Expenses ESTIMATED COSTS & FUNDING
Faculty Leader: The site is currently being excavated by the University of Arkansas, under the direction of Dr. Jesse Casana and and Dr. Kevin Fisher, University of Arkansas.
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Application Deadline: Program Offered Again Summer 2014 APPLY NOW!
Leadership for the program comes from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
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