The final week of preparation before the team departs from Australia and arrives from all over the globe. Preparation work has included finalising the permit from the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, making financial arrangements, preparation of equipment, contacting our colleagues and friends in Cyprus and making final travel arrangements. Remember to follow us on the blog once the first pick hits soil.
There are a number of other projects in Cyprus with excavation blogs. These include: Lindy Crewe of the University of Manchester's Bronze Age project at Kissonerga-Skalia near Paphos (http://digcypruskissonerga.wordpress.com/) and the Pyla-Koustsopetria Archaeological Project's Field Blog (http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/wcaraher/PKAPBlogAggregator.html)
It is a great way to keep up to date with some of the many archaeological projects in Cyprus - we think it is a great way to learn more about Cypriot archaeology.
Each season our team including the directors, students, architects, volunteers, ceramicists and other finds specialists will blog about the day to day sweat and adventures that come with life on an archaeological dig.