As part of Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture celebrations, the 11-15 October saw the city host the international colloquium Nea Paphos and Western Cyprus: New Archaeological and Historical Perspectives. The conference was the follow up to a successful similar event held in Avignon in 2012.
For team members it was a chance to down tools and hear presentations by leading scholars working in Cyprus on ancient and medieval Paphos.
The Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project was well represented with papers from team members Dr Craig Barker, Professor Diana Wood Conroy, Dr Bernadette McCall, Anthoulla Vassiliades and Geoff Stennett. A site tour of the Paphos theatre and the other archaeological features of Fabrika hill was lead by Craig Barker and Claire Balandier.
Our papers were:
The colloquium was a great opportunity for the various foreign missions, the University of Cyprus and the Department of Antiquities to share knowledge, ideas and research.
The conference papers will be published in due course. The program for the colloquium can be found here.
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.