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The Archaeology of Cyprus: From Earliest Prehistory through the Bronze Age



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Situated between the worlds of the Near East, Europe and Africa, the archaeology and culture of Cyprus are central to an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world. This book treats the archaeology of Cyprus from the first-known human presence during the Late Epipalaeolithic (c.11,000 BC) through the end of the Bronze Age (c.1000 BC). A. Bernard Knapp examines the archaeological and documentary records of prehistoric Cyprus within their regional context, paying special attention to the Levant and the Aegean. The appendix (compiled by Sturt W. Manning) analyses all published radiocarbon dates from the island, providing for the first time a comprehensive chronological framework for all of Cypriot prehistory. Focusing on key themes such as identity, insularity and connectivity, and society, community and polity throughout, this book provides a remarkably up-to-date and integrated synthesis of human activity on the Mediterranean's third-largest island.

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Chronology, current research, and interpretive context
Early prehistoric Cyprus i: Palaeolithic Early Aceramic Neolithic
Early prehistoric Cyprus ii: Late Aceramic Neolithic (LAN) and Ceramic Neolithic
Later prehistoric Cyprus: Chalcolithic Late Chalcolithic
Prehistoric Bronze Age Crete (PreBA)
Protohistoric Bronze Age Greece (ProBA)
Conclusions: insularity, connectivity, and identity on prehistoric and protohistoric Cyprus
Appendix: a chronology for prehistoric Cyprus, ca. 110001050 Cal BC
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