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[07-11 May 2012, Cyprus] Introduction to the Archaeometallurgy of Cyprus


The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus is pleased to announce a five-day training course on the Archaeometallurgy of Cyprus. This training activity is organised in the framework of the New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to ancient material studies (NARNIA), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Union.

One-hour lectures will be delivered by Prof. James Muhly, Prof. Bernard Knapp, Prof. Edgar Peltenburg, Prof. Thilo Rehren, Prof. Hartmut Matthäus, Prof. Andreas Hauptmann, Dr Vasiliki Kassianidou, Dr George Papasavvas, Dr Fulvia Lo Schiavo, Dr Roger Doonan, Dr Cemal Pulak, Dr Anno Hein, Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou, Dr Erez Ben Yosef, Dr David Bourgarit, and Ms Maria Socratous, followed by excursions to copper mines and ancient metallurgical and archaeological sites around the island. The main objective of this training course is to provide a thorough introduction to the history and archaeology of ancient Cypriot metallurgy and metalwork from the prehistoric to Roman times, as well as the techniques used for the study of archaeometallurgical remains.

The course is open to interested researchers outside the NARNIA community and participation is free of charge. However, you are kindly requested to express your interest in participating in this course as soon as possible as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


During this NARNIA training event you may watch the lectures live from your own computer. Simply, follow this link mms:// !

To be able to watch the lectures, your computer should be equipped with windows media player or any other player ( VLC media player, Real player) which can support  .wmv format. Please bear in mind that Cyprus is one hour ahead of Central Europe and two hours ahead of the UK (e.g. 10.00 a.m. in Cyprus is 8.00 a.m. in the UK). The excursions and smelting experiments on Friday will not be broadcasted.

Additional information

  • Venue: 7th -10th of May: Amphitheater Â108, The University Senate House – A.G. Leventis Building, Panepistimiou Avenue, Aglantzia, Nicosia (a bus will be provided for the transport of the participants from the centre of Nicosia to the University campus) and 11th of May Archaeological Research Unit, 12 Gladstonos street, Nicosia.
  • Scientific Coordinators: Dr Vasiliki Kassianidou and Dr George Papasavvas
  • Organizing team: Dr Vasiliki Kassianidou and Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou
  • Contact person: Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, email:
  • No. of places available: a very limited number of places is still available. In order to secure one of the remaining places please express your interest by email to Maria Dikomitou.
  • 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 and accommodation is not provided by the organizers or the project.

For enquiries please contact Maria Dikomitou, email:

For the FULL PROGRAM of the training course, please click HERE


For more information about travelling to Cyprus, please click HERE

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