American Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus

Location: Dhali, Cyprus

Season: June 17, 2024 to July 15, 2024

Session Dates: June 17-July 15

Application Deadline: May 25, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling

Program Type:

RPA Certified:

Lycoming College

Project Director:
Pamela Gaber

Project Description:

The 2024 season of the American Expedition to Idalion will be a short season focused on removing baulks in two of the previously excavated fields not dug since Covid. There will be much orientation, and strict stratigraphic attention to aligning visible soil changes with legacy data, while employing digital recording techniques in the field using OCHRE, the University of Chicago’s platform for digital research. Associate Director Andrew Wright (Senior Research Analyst at U. of C.’s Forum for Digital Culture) will oversee this aspect of the work. Associate Director Valerie Woelfel will conduct the GIS aspects of the project. All volunteers and students will be introduced to all techniques. Director Pamela Gaber will be overall coordinator and presenter of Idalion’s place in history.

Period(s) of Occupation: Middle Bronze (ca. 2200 BCE)--Byzantine (ca. 700 CE)

Cities in Cyprus were cosmopolitan, trading in copper to the Aegean, Egypt, and Mesopotamia from the 20th century BCE until the close of the Cyprus Mines Corp. in 1960 CE. Among the city kingdoms of Iron Age Cyprus, Idalion was the first in the Assyrian lists of Copper trading cities on Cyprus. Help us apply the latest digital methods to piecing together the history of this fascinating and important ancient metropolis. (N.B.: if using the US phone number listed below for messages, please use Messenger or WhatsApp)

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 Weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Fees for room, board, and field training are $2700. for 4 weeks, or $750 per week for 2-3 weeks. We have a cook who prepares meals 6 days a week. We stay in the local school sports center.

Academic Credit:

Contact Information:

Pamela gaber

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