Chalcolithic Cyprus by Kenneth Hamma, James W. Flanagan

By Kenneth Hamma, James W. Flanagan

This choice of papers provides the symposium held on the Getty Museum in February 1990. fresh archaeological excavations offer proof that Cyprus had nice cultural and financial value through the bronze age. The individuals speak about features of the bronze age as they relate to Cyprus and to the jap Mediterranean. themes contain the financial system of the interval, its foundation within the exploitation of metals and stone, Cyprus's overseas effect on alternate and faith, and facts of that impression via interpretation of archaeological websites and artifacts.

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8); both are different from the rectangular-sectioned chisel excavated by Dikaios at Erimi. The last of the five copper metal objects from Kissonerga-Mosphilia is another unpublished copper chisel, Small Find No. 1 cm. Some other objects from Late Chalcolithic Mosphilia also may be connected with metals. One is This brief survey of Chalcolithic metals in Cyprus and the nearby regions points up the relative poverty of early metallurgy in Cyprus. C. C. are only eight more copper based objects, which include as moderately substantial objects only three chisels and one axe/ adze.

Peltenburg. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University. Dikaios, P. 1936 The Excavations at Erimi 1933-1935. Report of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus: 1-81. 1940 The Excavations at Vounous-Bellapais in Cyprus, 1931-2. Archaeological: 1-174. 1961 Sotira. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. 1962 The Stone Age. Pp. 1-204 in Swedish Cyprus Expedition IV. 1 A. Lund: Swedish Cyprus Expedition. , éd. 1984 On The Evolution of Complex Societies. Essays in Honor of Harry Hoijer 1982. Other Realities 6.

In terms of cultural homeostasis and change, this includes environmental conditions during the Neolithic/Chalcolithic transition, and chronological and cultural data for the momentous upheavals at the start of the Bronze Age. The desultory use of copper is a surprising feature throughout most of its existence, given the importance of the metal in contemporary societies outside the island and ready availability on the island. Such neglect is revealing of the isolated status of Cyprus prior to the Late 33 Chalcolithic when evidence for transmaritime exchanges becomes obvious and increased use of metal begins to affect traditional stone adze working (Elliott 1985: 167).

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