In a first for the Paphos Theatre project, a team of students from the University of New England (UNE), led by Dr. Melanie Fillios, joined the project to study the animal bones recovered from the site.
Eight students examined the bone recovered from trenches situated at the top of the theatre seating, with a view toward contributing information regarding the function of the structure from which they were recovered.It was a steep learning curve for the Advanced Zooarchaeology students, but an unparalleled opportunity for all involved to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to the field. We all had a wonderful time, taking advantage of the unique opportunity afforded by being on a working archaeological site. We look forward to many more of these seasons, and want to extend our sincere thanks to the project for extending this opportunity to us.
Dr Melanie Fillios
University of New England
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.