By Kenneth Hamma, James W. Flanagan
This number 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 significance through the bronze age. The members talk about elements of the bronze age as they relate to Cyprus and to the japanese Mediterranean. themes comprise the economic climate of the interval, its foundation within the exploitation of metals and stone, Cyprus's foreign impact on alternate and faith, and facts of that impression via interpretation of archaeological websites and artifacts.
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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. Only in somewhat later times is there evidence of really substantial use of copper, and even then it is limited to northern sites such as Vounous, Vasilia, and Lapithos.
11). According to the Kissonerga 4 radiometric dates (Peltenburg, in the two periods. C. That corresponds with conventional dates classes of pottery. The whorls are no longer made for Tarsus II, which possesses Philia-type material. from flat, pierced sherds. Instead, they are fash- If the Tarsus Black Slip-and-Combed pottery ioned into decorated biconical and ring shapes from proves to come from Philia sites in Cyprus, its the new, finely levigated clays used for Red Pol- occurrence in the earlier part of EB II Tarsus means ished (Philia) pottery; they are almost indistinguish- that Philia started well before the mid-third millenable from types found at Philia-Vasiliko (cf.
Gjerstad, E. 1980 The Origin and Chronology of the Early Bronze Age in Cyprus. Report of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus: 1-16. ; Eriksson, K. ; and Kehrberg, I. C. 1988 Ayia Paraskevi and Vasilia. Excavations by J. R. B. Stewart. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 82. Gôteborg: Âstrôm. Herscher, E. 1981 Southern Cyprus and the Disappearing Early Bronze Age. Report of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus: 17-21. Karageorghis, V. 1985 Ancient Cypriote Art in the Piérides Foundation Museum.
Chalcolithic Cyprus by Kenneth Hamma, James W. Flanagan