Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery, Cyprus

Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery, Cyprus

The Excavations of Danielle A. Parks

Danielle A. Parks leading a site tour

Danielle A. Parks leading a site tour

The excavations at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery in southern Cyprus, directed by the late Dr Danielle Parks (Brock University, Ontario), took place each year from 1995 to 2000, with study seasons from 2001 to 2008. The fieldwork was sponsored by the American Schools of Oriental Research, Brock University, Ontario, and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, and worked under the aegis of the Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus.

The project is now in publication phase, with an international publication team, directed by Dr Michael Given (University of Glasgow), with the support of Dr Smadar Gabrieli (University of Sydney and University of Western Australia) and Dr Chris Mavromatis (see ASOR Blog 18 February 2014 for a recent update).

This website gives an overview of the project, summaries of the successive phases of the site, and acknowledges our funders and supporters and our field and publication team. If you have any queries about the project, please contact Dr Michael Given.

Excavating in Area B

Excavating in Area B

Acknowledgements

We are particularly grateful to the Department of Antiquities and its successive directors Dr Demos Christou, Dr Sophocles Hadjisavvas and Dr Pavlos Flourentzos for their help, encouragement and official support for our project, and similarly to the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, its staff and its successive directors Dr Nancy Serwint, Dr Robert Merrillees, and Dr Tom Davis.

We are very grateful to all of our funders:

During fieldwork and study seasons we received invaluable help from friends and colleagues in Cyprus and elsewhere. In particular we would like to thank the staff of the Kourion House Museum, the Mukhtar and people of Episkopi Village, and the Western Sovereign Base Area Archaeological Society. We are also grateful to William S. Andreas, Anthea Garrod, Frank Garrod, Bill Meredith, Demetrios Michaelides, L.I. Sisson and Stuart Swiny.

The Neutron Activation Analysis was carried out at the Archaeometry Laboratory, Missouri University Research Reactor, University of Columbia-Missouri, with the National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0504015. We wish to thank Michael D. Glascock and the MURR staff for their help with this analysis.

The photographs in this website are by project photographer Chris Parks.