PKAP Theses

One of the most invigorating aspects of PKAP this year is that we have three active graduate theses in progress based at least in part on research conducted in our area and during our field seasons.  Michael Brown is writing on the Late Bronze Age remains at Pyla-Kokkinokremos at the University of Edinburgh and has co-direct fieldwork at that site with us for the last three years. He will make a major contribution to our final volume dealing with the Bronze Age settlement structure in the area.

Brandon Olson, at Penn State University, plans to include in his dissertation a corpus of inscribed sling pellets found on Vigla many years ago.  He spends time each season at the Nicosia Museum documenting them.  He will contribute an appendix on the inscribed military equipment to our final publication. 

Finally, I spent the weekend reading the first draft of David Terry’s Master’s thesis.  His thesis came into focus last year when he was a member of the PKAP survey team.  He wrote on the relationship between the Latin church, the various Eastern Christian religious traditions present on Cyprus, and the Latin Crusader rulers of the island during the 13th and 14th centuries.  He’ll complete his M.A. at the University of North Dakota this summer and matriculate at Western Michigan University in the fall for his Ph.D.  We hope that he’ll rejoin the PKAP field team in the near future!

For more on the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project see our sister blogs: Pyla-Koutsopetria Graduate Student Weblog, Pyla-Koutsopetria Undergraduate Perspectives, and Pyla-Koutsopetria Season Staff Blog.

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