“I participated in the Makounta-Voules Archaelogical Project excavating a prehistoric chalcolithic site in Cyprus,” says Cheney. “Participating in a field school provided me with invaluable hands-on experience with archaeology. We were in the field every morning before the sun was up and excavated until the afternoon. The afternoon was then spent washing and sorting our finds from the day. It was beneficial to experience not only hands-on archaeological field work, but also the interaction of archaeology and the local communities.”
The field school is hosted by North Carolina State University, but participants are welcome from all schools and levels of education. Cheney participated in the school’s summer session from May–July 2019 and was the recipient of MMC’s Sister Judith Savard Study Abroad Scholarship, which enables a qualified Art or Art History major to study art abroad.