Dr. Scott Moore, Department of History, will deliver the Danielle Parks Memorial Lecture at the AIA Niagara Peninsula Society at Brock University on December 5, 2010.
The talk, “Pyla-Koutsopetria: Investigating a Harbor Town,” will explore Dr. Moore’s seven seasons of work in Cyprus.
The Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP) is an archaeological exploration of the region around the modern village of Pyla, Cyprus. Since 2003, a team of scholars has been conducting an archaeological survey of the area to determine the relationship between this stretch of coastline and other coastal sites on the island, and the Eastern Mediterranean more generally. Making use of all available methods (pedestrian survey, excavation, and geophysical survey), the PKAP team has created a picture of the mid-sized site of Koutsopetria that suggests a high level of connectivity between exurban and rural regions in Cyprus and broader Mediterranean currents.