The CAARI News is issued in electronic form three to five times a year.  See below for the most recent newsletters.

Previously CAARI News was issued in print form in the Spring and Fall covering activities at CAARI, as well as events around the world relevant to Cypriot archaeology and related history and art. Browse the back issues of the newsletter here.

 


December 2023

It’s Christmas time at CAARI and three senior scholars provide overviews of their recent research.  First Dr. Frederick Whitling revisits the Swedish Cyprus Expedition. Then Dr. Bryan Burns describes his research into Mycenaean connections with Late Bronze Age Cyprus.  Finally Dr. Aaron T. Hollander describes his research into St. George across the street from CAARI at St. George’s Hill.

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October 2023

We share reports from two graduate student fellows:  Clay Carpenter on The Ktisis of Early Christian Kourion and Michał Michalik on the Water Supply of the Nea Paphos Agora in Context. Read Dr. Steven Falconer’s (Fulbright Scholar) research into The Emergence of Prehistoric Social Identity and Civilization on Cyprus.  And we herald a new book by CAARI Trustee Dr. Kevin Fisher Re-thinking the Monumental Buildings of Late Bronze Age Cyprus.  

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August 2023

Catch up with Caroline Barnes’ recap of the 39th CAARI Summer Archaeological Workshop held in June. Learn about a High School student’s experience volunteering at CAARI. And on a sad note, read CAARI’s tribute to Dr. Pavlos Flourentzos who passed in July.

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May 2023

Meet the 2023 CAARI Fellows: Post-Doctorate fellows: Dr. Francesca Meneghetti, Dr. Bryan Burns, Dr. Aaron T. Hollander and Dr. Frederick Whitling. Pre-Doctoral Fellows: Clay Carpenter, Ana Gonzalez San Martin, and Michał Michalik. Fulbright scholar: Dr. Thomas Landvatter.
Learn how to create a Neolithic barbecue with Dr. Andrew McCarthy’s article on
“Playing with Fire: Experimenting with Neolithic Cooking at Prasteio-Mesorotsos.”

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April 2023

Read about the Workshop on Sampling Strategies by Dr. Maria Dikomitou Eliadou. And then savor our special section about Food: Feeding Bodies, Fueling Minds “An Army Marches on Its Stomach” (recipes for feeding archaeologists!)

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January 2023

Learn how to make a traditional vasilopita or St. Basil’s cake, a sweet confection with endlessly varied recipes but always a coin baked into the dough. Read about Prov. Bleda Düring’s stay at CAARI as a CAARI Scholar in Residence. Reminisce with Glynnis Fawkes (former Fulbright scholar CAARI) and her father Tom Fawkes painting in the CAARI library.

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November 2022

It’s time to apply for a CAARI Fellowship! Former fellows Catherine Olien, Young Richard Kim, Hanan Charaf and Matthew Spigelman recall their time as fellows at CAARI. Dr. Catherine Keane previews her new book More than a Church: Late Antique Ecclesiastical Complexes in Cyprus.

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May 2022

Meet CAARI’s newest class of fellows. Then learn how the Cypriots used to play as Dr. Walter Crist offers us a brisk and enlightening journey through the archaeology of Cypriots’ millennia-long fascination with board games.

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March 2022

Read Stuart and Laina Swiny’s encomium of Vassos Karageorghis who passed in 2021. Delve into Laura Swantek and Tom Davis’ work at Kourion.

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December 2021

Read about Bryan F. Wilkin’s legacy. Catch up on recent research at CAARI by E.M. Jelajian and Dr. Alan Simmons (as always Alan keeps you abreast of the latest Pygmy Hippo news!)

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October 2021

It’s time to apply for CAARI fellowships! Read research reports from current CAARI Fellows Dr. Artemis Georgiou and Dr. Ronaldo G. Gurgel Pereira. And, research reports from CAARI graduate student fellows Caroline Barnes, Maria Hadjigavriel and Eleanor Q. Neil. Remembering valued friends Onisiforos Loukaides and William Bedenbaugh.

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July 2021

Welcome Katerina Mavromichalou who takes over for our much-loved Vathoulla Moustoukki and meet Anthoulla Vassiliades our new librarian. We introduce CAARI’s new co-presidents Professors Nancy Serwint and R. Scott Moore. And we remember F. Bryan Wilkins our much-missed former president. And finally an update on our ever growing collection of material about the Jewish detention centers maintained on Cyprus after WWII.

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May 2021

CAARI Remembers Carole McCartney and F. Bryan Wilkins. Updates on what this year’s fellows are doing: Peltenburg fellow Dr. Charalambos Paraskeva, CAARI/CAORC fellows Dr. Lisa Mahoney and Dr. Ian Randall, Predoctoral fellows Caroline Barnes, Maria Hadjigavriel and Maria Hadjigavriel and Scholar in Residence Dr. Ronaldo G. Gurgel Pereira. Plus a thank-you note from Vathoulla Moustoukki!

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March 2021

Read Dr. Stuart Swiny’s appreciation of Vathoulla Moustoukki, CAARI’s longtime administrator who retired after serving CAARI for forty years. Derek Counts and Erin Averett write about their new publication which comes in a fascinating new format. And catch up on what happened in the second part of CAARI’s virtual conference Empire and Excavation: Critical Perspectives on Archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960.

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December 2020

Read how Dr. Maria Dikomitou Eliadou used CAARI’s resources for Project “MuseCo” during the pandemic. Anna Reeve provides a summary of the first part of CAARI’s online conference “Empire and Excavation: Critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960.”
And Dr. Laura Swantek tells us what we’ve missed at CAARI during the pandemic and what we can do about it.

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October 2020

It’s time to apply for fellowships! Read how the research of three of our current fellows — Cassandra Donnelly, Rafael Laoutari and Dr. Artemis Georgiou — is proceeding during these unusual times. Dr. Zuzana  Chovanec and Dr. Walter Crist provide information about their recent publication in honor of Stuart Swiny. And Stuart provides a remembrance of Norma Kershaw, CAARI’s first president.

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August 2020

Read how CAARI is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Five younger students and scholars of Cypriot archaeology Dr. Georgia Andreou, Canan Cem, Erin Beatty, Alice Wolff and Anna Reynolds – provide their views on systemic racism in our field and solutions for the future on the basis of their observations in the field and in the classroom.

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May 2020

Read how CAARI is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet our new fellows. And Dr. Gloria London shares news about her newest book.

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April 2020

Read how CAARI is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up on research updates from Professor Nicholas P. Herrmann and Nathan Meyer. Learn how CAARI’s Collection of Jewish Detention Camp documents keeps growing. And Dr. Christopher Davey describes new techniques for mapping underground features.

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January 2020

Learn how to make Vathoulla’s Traditional Cypriot Vasilis Bread!
Read up on research updates from Prof. Elzbieta Jastrzebowska, Matthias Metzger, and Brigid Clark. Prof. Pamela Gaber provides new insights on Limestone Sculpture on Cyprus.

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October 2019

It’s time to apply for CAARI Fellowships! Read about recent lectures at CAARI.  Dr. Daniel Coslett describes his work on “Re-presentations of Antiquity in Colonial and
Postcolonial Nicosia”. See CAARI’s recent additions to the library of material published in the Cyprus Jewish Internment Camps between 1946 and 1949.

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July 2019

Read about recent the conference in honour of A. Bernard Knapp and about the 38th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop.
Dr. Anna Spyrou, the Edgar J. Peltenburg Fellow, describes her research into the human-cattle relationship in Cypriot Prehistory. Learn about surprising holdings in CAARI’s Archives.

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May 2019

Read about our new US headquarters and then learn about our 2019-2020 Fellows including three graduate student fellows, two CAARI/CAORC postdoctoral fellows, the Senior Scholar in residence and our first Edgar Peltenburg postdoctoral scholar. Finally read Catherine Deans-Barrett’s recollections about CAARI over her 18 years working on the island.

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Newsletter March 2019

March 2019

Read about a CAARI’s new state-of-the-art Leica microscopes in our thin-section lab made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Leslys Vedder in memory of her hustand, Dr. James F. Vedder. And Dr. Annemarie Weyl Carr provides a unique look at “Hell in the Sweet Land”, an examination of Asinou’s Last Judgment.

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Νewsletter December 2018

December 2018

Learn about research at CAARI with reports from Dr. Hanan Charaf (CAARI Senior Scholar in Residence) on Cypriot Bronze Age pottery found in Lebanon and from Dr. Henry Shaprio (CAARI/CAORC Fellow) on Armenian Pilgrims in Ottoman Cyprus.
And Dr. Ann-Marie Knoblauch provides an in depth look at how 1870s New York reacted to Luigi Palma di Cesnola and his collection of Cypriot Antiquities.

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Newsletter October 2018

October 2018

Read about research at CAARI with reports from Sarah Douglas (Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship) on Gender and Status on Prehistoric Cyprus: Rethinking Bronze Age Burial Data (c. 2500-1340 BC),
Kellie Youngs (Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship) on The Transmission and Innovation of Faience and Glass Technologies of Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age, Ian Randall (Helena Wylde Swiny and Stuart Swiny Fellowship) on Dining and Connectivity at times of Crisis on the South Coast of Cyprus and Dr. Laura Swantek (CAARI/CAORC Fellow) on Social Complexity on Cyprus before and after Urbanism.

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July 2018

Read about CAARI’s 40th Birthday Bash. Learn about the new Edgar J. Peltenburg Postdoc Research Fellowship. And get educated about the history of Proto-Aeolic column capitals.

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May 2018

Catch up on news from our director.  Find out about our new Fellows.  Read about Craig Harvey and William Caraher’s recent research. And catch up on CAARI’s 40th Birthday preparations.

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March 2018

Catch up on news from our director.  Read about students from Lycoming College pioneering a new program at CAARI.  See a recent gift to CAARI – Cobham’s own copy of Excerpta Cypria. Learn how to give books or conservation to CAARI.  And catch up on CAARI’s 40th Birthday preparations.

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December 2017

Catch up on news from our director.  See a new painting by Glynnis Fawkes that now graces CAARI.  Read about a new CAORC grant awarded to Cyprus.  And catch up on CAARI’s 40th Birthday preparations.

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October 2017

Catch up on news from from our 2017 Fellows.  Read about two new books by Professor Birgitta Lindros Wohl. And catch up on CAARI’s 40th Birthday preparations.

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August 2017

Catch up on news from CAARI’s 36th Summer Archaeology Workshop and conference “Melusine of Cyprus” honoring CAARI Trustee Annemarie Weyl Carr. Read about CAARI’s new garden in action, Prof. Charles Stewart’s Research at CAARI, and our appreciation of Dr. Andrew McCarthy’s six years as CAARI director. And learn about Digital Cobham, CAARI’s new research tool.

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June 2017

Meet the 2017-2018 CAARI Fellowship recipients. Keep up with news about preparations for CAARI’s 40th Birthday in 2018. Read Ann-Marie Knoblauch’s notes about casts made from Cesnola’s Cypriot sculptures.

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March 2017

Meet Lindy Crewe, CAARI’s new director who will take over the reins at CAARI at the end of June, 2017. Read about the CAARI Symposium Environment, landscape and society: diachronic perspectives on settlement patterns in Cyprus held in February 2017. Keep up with news about CAARI’s 40th Birthday in 2018.

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January 2017 

Learn about CAARI’s new Petrographic Thin-Section Laboratory. Meet Dr. China Shelton, CAARI’s Boston administrator. Catch up on a new pioneering publication by CAARI scholars: Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology (co-edited by Erin W. Averett, Jody M. Gordon, and Derek B. Counts)  published in October 2016. And a new scarce periodical has been added to the CAARI library: a complete run of “Al HaSaf” (On the Verge) a weekly magazine published by students and graduates of the Pinhas Rutenberg JDC Seminary for Guides in Cyprus between 1948 and 1949 in the Cyprus internment camps run by the British government to hold Jews who had immigrated or attempted to immigrate to Palestine after World War II.

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October 2016

Read summary reports from our 2016 fellows. Learn about CAARI’s commitment to the renewal of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States. And meet Bryan Wilkins, CAARI’s new president.

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July 2016

Read about the inauguration of our new library wing in June 2016 and about the summer Archaeology Workshop in July 2016. Learn about a new book by CAARI Alumna Gloria London:  Ancient Cookware from the Levant.  An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective. And read about how an unexpected benefaction has helped rebuild CAARI’s garden.

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May 2016

Read about the 2016 CAARI Fellows and we provide an update on the near completion of our library expansion.

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February 2016

An invitation to the inauguration events for our new library wing and an update on its construction.

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November 2015

Read the lastest update about the library expansion construction.

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July 2015

Read about the new garden over the library expansion.

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March 2015

Read about the 2015 CAARI Fellows, snow in Nicosia and excavating for the new library expansion.

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