Field School

The Athienou Archaeological Project field school is supported in part by the National Science Foundation through an NSF REU grant (Site Award #SMA-1156968).

This Davidson College sponsored program trains students in archaeological field methods and techniques and introduces them to the rich history and culture of the island of Cyprus, uniquely situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Participants in the program in 2013 joined the Athienou Archaeological Project in its 23nd campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. Participants attend seminars led by faculty and resident or guest specialists, complete an independent research project, and visit archaeological sites (e.g., Amathus, Kition, Idalion, Kourion, Paphos) and museums. Students live in the small town of Athienou and learn about life in modern Cyprus.