Information for current undergraduates

The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation this fieldwork project has been cancelled for 2020. 

Photo showing view at Prastio site
The Prastio site

Location: University of Edinburgh and Lemba Archaeological Research Centre, Cyprus

Located inland, nestled in the Dhiarizos Valley of western Cyprus, the site is a multi-period settlement spanning much of the island’s history, from the Neolithic to the 1950s AD. The project is run as a Field School, and no prior experience is required of participants. Students of any discipline would be encouraged to apply, especially those from Archaeology, Classics and History, but also those interested in surveying, geography, ethnology, as well as anyone with an interest in Mediterranean history of any period.

The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Excavation has recently been named an ASOR-Affiliated Project. As such, accepted students are eligible to apply for ASOR funding to participate in this project.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation this fieldwork project has been cancelled for 2020.

Project background

The University of Edinburgh has been involved in investigations of Cypriot prehistory for several decades. 

History of the project

This project would not be possible without the benefit of quality scholarship and fieldwork conducted in years past. 

Project activities

The main activities this season will be excavation of archaeological remains (artefacts and architecture), and post-excavation processing of the finds, although some systematic surface collection and GIS work will also be undertaken.

Field School programme

Details of the Field School's programme including training, field trips and days off!

Accommodation & catering

Find out about where you'll be staying.

Things to bring and other information

Find out what you need to bring with you to the Field School.

Application and payment

How to apply, pay and contact the programme director.

Application form

Application to participate in the LARC Field School.