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Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project Blog Carnival

As many of my regular readers know, the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project has experimented with using the “New Media” to expand the accessibility of our fieldwork on Cyprus.  In particular we’ve used video and blogs to introduce our project, its participants, and our site to the wider community both on Cyprus and around the world.

This year we are planning the most ambitious project yet.  In terms of archaeology, we are planning to both survey and excavate as well as continuing our geophysical work, creating high-resolution maps of the entire site, and completing the documentation of the material collected during last year’s fieldwork.  The team will be larger than ever before and at most times this season we will average more than twenty people ranging from faculty with extensive fieldwork experiments to the least experienced undergraduate volunteers. 

The experiences of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Team will appear on the internet with an unprecedented degree of transparency.  PKAP is planning an almost continuous blog carnival documenting the various perspectives on the the project.  To do this we have set up three new blogs where we hope to be almost continuous activity. 

The Pyla-Koutsopetria Season Staff Blog will document the reflections of the PKAP staff including the project’s directors, Scott Moore and David Pettegrew, the field director Dimitri Nakassis, our prehistoric specialist, Michael Brown, our registrars, Susie Caraher and Katie Pettegrew, and our camp manager Brett Weber. 

The Pyla-Koutsopetria Graduate Student Perspectives Blog began last year and this year will continue to provide a venue for the reflections of our graduate students: Brandon Olson, from Penn State, Chris Gust, from the University of North Dakota, Dallas DeForest, from Ohio State, and Mat Dalton, our illustrator and leader of the survey team.  This group has already begun to blog on their experiences as they prepare for our field season!

The Pyla-Koutsopetria Undergraduate Perspectives Blog is a new feature for this year.  It will feature undergraduates from Messiah College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania blogging on all aspects of the project. 

So follow one or all of these blogs over the next six weeks and share with us the excitement, tedium, frustration, and comradery of an archaeological project.

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  1. May 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    blog carnival- sounds fun! I look forward to reading about your field season as it happens.

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