Princeton Professor will discuss excavation in Cyprus on Dec. 12, 2006
Dr. William Childs, Princeton professor of art and archaeology, will discuss the University's long-term excavation work in Cyprus at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in 10 East Pyne.
His talk is titled "Archaeological Enigmas: Princeton's Excavations at Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus."
Professor Childs and other members of the University community have been working near the modern village of Polis Chrysochous at the west end of Cyprus since 1984. The area has been inhabited since about 3,500 B.C., although coherent remains of settlement begin around 1,000 B.C. and only become continuous around 800 B.C.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Princeton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.