The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus is pleased to announce a three-day training course on the geology of Cyprus with a particular focus on the economic rocks and minerals of the island used in Antiquity. The course, which is a co – organized with the Department of Geological Survey of the Republic of Cyprus, is a training activity of the “New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to ancient material studies (NARNIA)” Project, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the FP7 of the European Union.
A series of specialized lectures on different aspects of the geology of Cyprus will be offered. They will be followed by lectures on the procurement and use of rocks and minerals (copper ores, pigments, building materials, cherts, clays etc) on the island in antiquity. The course will be complemented with two excursions: one full day excursion to the Troodos ophiolite and copper mines, and one half day excursion to the sedimentary zone and quarries. The field trips will offer the opportunity to participants to come to know the different rocks and minerals which were important in Antiquity.
For the full program of the training course, please click HERE.
On the 3rd and the 4th of September you will be able to watch a live streaming of the indoor lectures using this link:
The course is open to interested researchers outside the NARNIA community and participation is free of charge. Priority will be given to graduate students who specialize in related topics. You are kindly asked to express your interest by Monday, the 6th of August 2012, as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates: 3rd – 5th September 2012
Venue: Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, 12 Gladstonos street Nicosia 1095.
Scientific coordinators: Dr Vasiliki Kassianidou (University of Cyprus), Dr Eleni Georgiou Morisseau (Director, Geological Survey Department), Dr Zomenia Zomeni (Geological Survey Department)
No. of places available: interested researchers outside the NARNIA community and participation is free of charge. Priority will be given to graduate students who specialize in related topics. You are kindly asked to express your interest by Monday, the 6th of August 2012, as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fee: No fee. The coffee breaks and excursions are covered by the NARNIA project and are offered for free to all participants. The cost of travel to, and lunches and accommodation while in Cyprus is not provided by the organisers or the project.
For enquiries please contact Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, email: firstname.lastname@example.org