This class is an introduction to the history and archaeology of Cyprus from prehistory to the modern day through involvement with the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP) in Larnaka, Cyprus. The project introduces students to the field methods of archaeological research, provides a survey of the history of the island through field trips, and immerses students in modern Cypriot culture. In May 2015, we are planning a study season and an additional program of field work. The class is open to students of all majors and qualifies for a cross-cultural waiver. For past courses, see PKAP Blog and PKAP Student Blog.
David Pettegrew is an ancient historian and archaeologist who teaches courses in Latin, Roman History, Late Antiquity, Digital History, and Historical Archaeology. He is involved in archaeological work in Greece, Cyprus, and central Pennsylvania, and co-directs the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, an investigation of Hellenistic and Late Roman coastal sites near Larnaka, Cyprus. For more information about David, visit his department page, the history department blog, or his Corinthian Matters website.