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The University of Cambridge and Cyprus Institute Cycladic Field School

Join us for the final season of excavations at this unique and intriguing early bronze age site. Previous work at Keros and the neighbouring small islet of Dhaskalio has revealed a mysterious site where broken Early Cycladic marble figurines and other prestige items were taken in the mid-third millennium BC for ritual deposition in what we now understand to be the world’s earliest maritime sanctuary.

There is still much we do not know about the site. In 2016 and 2017, excavations revealed extensive monumental walling, an entrance stairway into the site, and two metallurgical workshops. In 2018, our work will continue using the latest excavation techniques including dGPS, digital recording on iPads using iDig, and digital photogrammetry. We aim to understand how all the different parts of the island were utilised in the early bronze age and develop our understanding of the overall structure, function and date of the site.

Where։ Keros, Cyclades, Greece [Download Google Earth kmz file]
When։ 3rd September – 13th October 2018
Cost։ For students wishing to receive credit (see below), the cost is €2,000 programme fees (room and board for 6 weeks, and daily transport costs from project base to the site) plus €2,000 instruction fees and €500 tuition fees. For students who do not require credit, the cost is €2,000 programme fees (room and board for 6 weeks, and daily transport costs from project base to the site) plus €2,000 instruction fees.
Credit: Credit (ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) will be offered by the Cyprus Institute on the basis of attendance and relevant assignments. Two options will be offered: 5 ECTS for participants attending three weeks at a cost of 250 Euro and 10 ECTS for participants attending 6 weeks at a cost of 500 Euro. All candidates will submit an excavation journal. The journal will be a written record of participants’ work and skills acquisition, which will be submitted a few days before the completion of the field school and be will reviewed and graded. Those attending for six weeks will in addition submit a short evaluative report (c. 1,000 words) outlining the pros and cons of a selected archaeological method or technique.

Disclaimer: Training programs offered by The Cyprus Institute, if applicable, will indicate their equivalence in ECTS credits in their description. Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion if they satisfy attendance and evaluation requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility, prior to registering for the programme, to verify whether the institution in their home country (or in Cyprus) and the respective national degree accrediting authority will recognize the ECTS earned during the training programme and whether they will be credited toward their degree programme requirements.

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