This post is the first in a series celebrating CAARI’s 40th anniversary in which members of the global CAARI community reflect back on their experiences at the Institute and what it meant to them personally and professional. From Annemarie Weyl Carr: I first came to CAARI in the summer of 1990 with a month-long stipend from the Cyprus Research Centre. With expectations formed by a summer at the American Academy in Rome, I was dismayed to find myself deposited in front of a dusty apartment block on King Paul Street. But within minutes, elegant, articulate Stuart Swiny was welcoming me. “You’ll want to see the library,”Read More →

Knud Jensen was a Danish police inspector, who in 1971 joined the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. He saw and drew pitharia – the huge handmade jars for fermenting wine. As a detective, he successfully traced the jars in three villages back to the men who made them. They lived in Lazania a century ago. Jensen’s explanations of the writings incised on the jar shoulders can help us decipher the marks on ancient jars. Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7pm in the CAARI library. The lecture is being held in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy, Greece and the Royal Danish Consulate. A reception willRead More →

The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute is excited to announce the 36th annual CAARI Workshop in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus. The workshop is on July 1 at the University of Cyprus New Campus, University Senate House, Amphitheater B108 (A.G. Leventis Building, Panepistimiou Avenue, Aglantzia, Nicosia). Find the program below: First Session 9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Dr. Andrew McCarthy and Dr. Lindy Crewe, CAARI Director Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus First Session 9:15-9:30 So, what’s new with the first Cypriotes? Alan Simmons 9:30-9:45 Prasteio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition 2016-2017:Read More →

CAARI is very happy to announce the program for next weekend’s conference in honor of the work of Annemarie Weyl Carr on Cyprus: Melusine of Cyprus: Studies in Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr Friday 19 May 2017 09:00 Introduction Dr. Andrew McCarthy, CAARI Director Paintings, Murals and Illumination  09:20 Charles Anthony Stewart (University of St. Thomas) Cyprus and the Development of Early Byzantine Fresco Painting 09:40 Maria G. Parani (University of Cyprus) On the Fringe: The Painted Ornament of the Holy Trinity Parekklesion at the Monastery of St. John Chrysostom, Koutsovendis  10:00 Andreas Nicolaïdès (Aix Marseille Université) Le cycle sanctoral deRead More →

With great pleasure, CAARI announces the appointment of Dr. LINDY CREWE as its new Director. A leading scholar of Bronze Age Cyprus, Dr. Crewe comes to CAARI from the University of Manchester, England, where she is a Lecturer in Archaeology. Like Dr. McCarthy, whom she has known since graduate school, Dr. Crewe studied under Professor Edgar (“Eddie”) Peltenburg at the University of Edinburgh, and excavates in western Cyprus. The author of two books and 35 articles, she is currently working with Dr. Diane Bolger on the publication of the remarkable Chalcolithic cemetery and settlement at Souskiou-Laona. “It is the site Eddie was most passionate about,”Read More →

This week, the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Archaeological Institute of America both weighed in on the impact of the proposed U.S. federal budget on the functioning of institutions like CAARI. Here is the statement by Jody Magness, the president of the AIA. Here is the statement by Susan Ackerman, the president of ASOR.Read More →

CAARI is pleased to announce the following conferences, sessions, and workshops on Cypriot archaeology. We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these events! 19th-21st May 2017 Conference “Melusine of Cyprus: Studies in Art, Architecture and Visual Culture” in honor of CAARI Vice-president Annemarie Weyl Carr. At CAARI. 7th-10th June 2017 Archaeozoology of South-West Asia and adjacent areas (ASWA) biennial conference. At the Cyprus University. 1st July 2017 CAARI annual workshop on results of recent archaeological fieldwork. At the Cyprus University (new campus at Aglandjia) 21st-23rd September 2017 Classical Cyprus conference. At University of Graz, Austria. classicalcyprus@uni-graz 22nd-24th September 2017 Concealment and RevelationRead More →

Over the past three years, the archaeologists from the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, who have worked at the site of Pyla-Koutsopetria about 10 km west of Larnaka, have collaborated with the American Schools of Oriental Research Committee on Publications and the folks at Open Context. The result of this partnership is a free, linked, digital version of the 2014 monograph, Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coast Town edited by William Caraher, David Pettegrew, and R. Scott Moore. Here’s the blurb from the ASOR website where you can download the book: We are very pleased to release a digital version of Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey ofRead More →

The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming conference at CAARI: Environment, landscape and society: diachronic perspectives on settlement patterns in Cyprus  All are welcome to each day of the conference. Join us for the keynote lecture and two days of papers on Saturday and Sunday 18-19 February. Friday 17 February 6:45 pm The longue durée: the piedmont of the Corinthia and cycles of regionaloccupation Prof. James C. Wright, Bryn Mawr College and Director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens The keynote lecture will be followed by an open reception at CAARI. ___ Saturday 18 February 2017 8:15 Welcome address and introduction 8:30Read More →

CAARI is eagerly anticipating the arrival of our top of the line Buehler thin section equipment that will be part of our new Petrographic Thin Section Laboratory, the only one in Cyprus. Through generous funding from the United States Department of Education, CAARI has been able to purchase this specialized equipment that will allow researchers to prepare and analyze thin sections for use in geology, ceramic studies, osteology or any other discipline that uses this technique. CAARI will house our equipment at the University of Cyprus laboratories, and university staff and students will make use of and maintain the equipment. This arrangement is an excellentRead More →