Guidelines for participants 2012

Guidelines for participants concerning appendices

Study of the material

Amongst your tasks in order to produce an appendix to the main report is the study of the material on the spot, i.e. you have to collect all necessary information for your study, viz. measurements, photographs (but see below), sketches etc., during the excavation season. Even though the director or his assistants can help to provide material, information and further instructions after the excavations, be aware that this should not be the rule – the burden of work on the director and his assistants after the excavations is heavy during the post-excavation period with processing and reporting of the excavated material. You have to show that you can work independently. Therefore, study carefully paragraphs 1. – 3.!

1. General information
Study the report from 2010 in Opuscula 4, 2011 for layout and reference system (see full title below!)
– short introduction on the objective(s) of the study; do NOT write down basic expedition information such as when/where/who etc. because this will be in the main report; move directly to your topic with a short object- and research-specific introduction.
– material and method; describe the material of your study and how you will study it, and what do you expect from this study
– results; objective results WITHOUT interpretation, i.e. for instance: we have found X in a Y context of a Z room; report on distribution within the site
– discussion; others’ interpretation, YOUR interpretation, theories, future work etc.; support your own opinion with good arguments even if it diverges from those of others- concise conclusion.
And ….
– avoid a mere catalogue which is not followed by additional valuable information (see below); such appendices will not be accepted- don’t be satisfied with “I came – I saw – I found” because the director will not.

2. Layout
– see Opuscula 4 (see also:
– NO formatting of the text; no bold, no italics, same letter size, viz. Times New Roman 11 pts
– a native or good-English speaking person must check your text which should be in a printable version
– maximum 3 pp. single-spaced; in certain cases the page numbers can be increased – but only after clearance by the director.

3. Copyright and admission to recorded material (in accordance with the Cypriote Antiquity Law)
– relevant photographs/drawings will be provided by the project director or his assistants if these should be necessary for your study; the choice of the recorded material to be forwarded is only up to the director- remember that all recorded material (drawings, photographs, films, diaries, databases etc.) is the property of the NSCE and must ONLY be used in connection with the publication and never otherwise- the use of recorded material is not allowed during public presentations (public lectures, conferences etc.) if not otherwise agreed upon with the project director. If you are in the absolute need of recorded material for your study contact Teresa Bürge; but again: it is your duty to collect the material for your study during the excavations.

4. Deadline    
After discussions, corrections etc and my approval: DEADLINE 31 August, 2012; your final contribution should then be ready for the last language check by the translator publicus of the expedition at this date.

… and last not least: Only appendices of sufficient quality will be accepted by the project director for the final submission to Opuscula. It must be obvious when reading your appendix that you have thoroughly studied the topic and critically checked research-specific literature!
The most recent publication of NSCE:
The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010. Excavations at Dromolaxia Vizatzia/Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With appendices by P. Klingborg, F. and F. Kärfve, C. Hagberg, O. Svensson, S. Macheridis and L. Franz. Opuscula 4, 2011, 69-89.