Location: Lemba, Cyprus
Season Dates: April 1, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Application Deadline: February 24, 2012
Discount for AIA members: 5% discount for AIA Members
Affiliation: Heritage & Archaeological Research Practice (HARP)
Project Director: Ian Hill
HARP will be running an Introduction to Archaeology course based near Paphos, Cyprus in Spring 2013. The course will take place in the idyllic village of Lemba, located approximately 6km from the historic centre of Paphos. The village has a rich and varied history and has beautiful views west over the Mediterranean, the perfect place to enjoy a sunset!
The course will run over 2 weeks from Mon 1st to Fri 12th April and aims to provide an introduction to archaeology as a whole, using Cyprus as a case study. It is a great opportunity for those who are starting out in the subject and looking to gain some practical experience, as well as those who have an interest in the area. All experience levels are catered for. The course will include:
- Introductory seminars on the study of archaeology
- Seminars and lectures on the prehistory of Cyprus, from the Neolithic up until the Roman period
- The opportunity to study and draw artefacts uncovered from local excavations
- Lessons in how to draw and record archaeological sites and artifacts
- Lessons in how to conduct basic surveying and standing building recording
- Archaeological photography
- Introduction to Experimental Archaeology and reconstruction techniques
- Visits to prehistoric sites in the region from the Neolithic to the Broze Age, including a trip to the World Heritage site of the Tombs of the Kings and the Paphos Museum
Every participant will receive a course book to build and develop their skills over the course of the field school. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on work days and we'll wind up the course with a traditional BBQ on the Friday evening.
Camping accommodation will be provided, (other accommodation can be arranged on request).
Costs will cover all course fees and accommodation, including transport on all site visits and breakfast and lunch on work days:
-Course + 13 Nights Camping Accommodation - £380
Airport transfers can be arranged if required
A 50% deposit is required on acceptance to secure your place. Balance to be paid in full by 28th February 2012
For more information on course details and for an application form, please contact us
Places will be given on a first come first served basis
Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Roman
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 16
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements
Camping accommodation will be provided at the Lemba Archaeological Research Centre (LARC). The centre is located in the middle of the village of Lemba, next door to the recently opened Cafe Neo (coffee shop) and the Lemba Pottery shop. LARC is where the course will be held. Facilities include a toilet and shower block with hot running water and a kitchen for preparing meals. The centre is a short five minute stroll away from a large supermarket and take-away establishments. It is also only 500m from the local sandy beach and coastal road which has bars, restaurants and mini-markets. Camping will be provided on the flat roof of the building beneath the trailing grape vines. Mattresses will be provided but participants will need to bring their own tent and sheets/bedding.
If you would prefer we can arrange alternative accommodation for you at nearby self-catering establishments, costs for this can be provided on request.
Cost: £380 (Sterling)
Number of credits offered: none
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