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Michael Toumazou


Ph.D., M.A. Bryn Mawr University
M.A. Loyola University of Chicago
B.A. Franklin and Marshall College


A Cypriot native and a field archeologist, I teach courses in Greek and Roman art and architecture, as well as oversee the Davidson College Athienou Archeological Project in Cyprus.

Years ago, I launched a modest summertime archaeological dig in my home country of Cyprus, and I offered my students the chance to live and work on the project as a summer internship. I naively imagined it would be a three to five years at best. More than 20 years later, my collaborators-students, alumni, professors-and I have published a 27-chapter compilation on our findings titled Crossroads and Boundaries.

Most people understand that artifacts can tell you a lot about a place's history and culture. But as the 400+ students, participants, and co-authors on this project can tell you, what we learn from artifacts spans many more disciplines.