The final day of classes are wrapping up here in Grantham, PA. There’s a sense of relief in the air among students, who have been pushing hard for the last 12 weeks, as well as the faculty responsible for their assignments.
It’s hard to believe that two weeks from now, 9 Messiah College students and I will be walking about busy Larnaca, Cyprus, and preparing for our field work at Vigla. We will be joining faculty, staff, and students from Boston University, North Dakota State, University of North Dakota, Ohio State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and possibly the University of Cyprus.
Bill Caraher, my colleague out at U. of North Dakota, has recently posted on our goals for the fieldwork, and the innovative technology we will be carrying out with iPads. Thanks to a pilot program sponsored by Information Technology at Messiah College in loaning us iPads, and to the technical genius of Dr. Samuel Fee (of Washington & Jefferson College) who turned our paper forms into an app, our students will be using iPads in the field to collect data. More on this as our season develops.
Links to Bill’s recent blogs with a report on our activity:
- Digital Archaeology and the New Media in 2012
- Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project: Prospects for the Summer of 2012
And I had to include some ‘gearing up’ photos from Cyprus 2009 (first photo) and 2008 (second photo). If you can identify the three Messiah College history students between the two photos, you get a prize.