Topic ID #25500 - posted 12/12/2012 5:28 AM

An Introduction to Archaeology Field School, Cyprus, 2013


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 

Post ID#19941 - replied 1/28/2013 3:50 AM


Places are still available for the field school in April and for a short time only we are offering a 10% discount when 2 or more places are booked at the same time.  For more information drop us an email at

Post ID#19942 - replied 1/28/2013 4:32 AM


A 5% discount is also available to members

Post ID#19981 - replied 3/3/2013 4:06 PM


Ok! how do i apply?

Post ID#20022 - replied 3/18/2013 5:02 AM


Hi Gabriel,  unfortunately we are no longer accepting applications for the Field School in April, but if you email us at we will add you to our mailing list and keep you updated with details of the next session


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