The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project: Social Approaches to Regional Archaeological Survey

Given, M. and Knapp, A.B. (2003) The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project: Social Approaches to Regional Archaeological Survey. Series: Monumenta archaeologica, 21. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles. ISBN 9781931745048

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The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project (SCSP) devoted five seasons of fieldwork (1992-1997) to an intensive archaeological survey in the north-central foothills of the Troodos Mountains on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The survey covered 65 square kilometers in and around the modern villages of Politiko and Mitsero. This pathbreaking project examined the relationship between the production and distribution of agricultural and metallurgical resources. Additionally, the project provides new insights into the interpretation and collection of regional archaeological data. The volume represents an integrated approach to the discussion of social landscapes--from archaeological, historical, geomorphological, geobotanical, and archaeometallurgical perspectives--within the SCSP survey universe. The twenty-two contributors to this volume provide a comprehensive data set including lithics, pottery, site types, and radiocarbon dates. Full color GIS maps provide a wealth of information on pottery densities and site distributions. This well-illustrated monograph will serve as a model for future research throughout the region.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:Cyprus survey archaeology landscape Neolithic Chalcolithic Bronze Age Iron Age Archaic Classical Hellenistic Roman Byzantine Medieval Ottoman copper mining agriculture
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Given, Dr Michael and Knapp, Professor A Bernard
Authors: Given, M., and Knapp, A.B.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Research Group:Mediterranean
Publisher:Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California
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