The Archaeology of Cyprus: From Earliest Prehistory Through the Bronze Age (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Archaeology of Cyprus This book treats the archaeology of Cyprus from the first-known human presence during the Late Epipalaeolithic through the end of the Bronze Age.
- Published: 18 March 2013
- Format: Paperback 660 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521723473 ISBN 10: 0521723477
- Sales rank: 230,794
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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.