Cyprus: An island culture: Society and Social Relations from the Bronze Age to the Venetian Period [Hardback]

Artemis Georgiou (Editor)

ISBN: 9781842174401 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 256p, b/w illus

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Cyprus: An island culture


This volume, introduced by Edgar Peltenburg, presents the results of latest research by young scholars working on aspects of Cypriot archaeology from the Bronze Age to the Venetian period. It presents a diversity excavation, material culture, iconographic and linguistic evidence to explore the themes of ancient landscape, settlement and society; religion, cult and iconography; and Ancient Cyprus and the Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

Keynote article:
Text meets material culture in Late Bronze Age Cyprus (Edgar Peltenburg)

Part I: Settlements, Burials and Society in Ancient Cyprus
Expanding and Challenging Horizons in the Chalcolithic: New results from Souskiou-Laona (David Sewell)
The Necropolis of Kissonerga-Ammoudhia: New Ceramic Evidence from the Early-Middle Bronze Age in western Cyprus (Lisa Graham)
Detecting a sequence: stratigraphy and chronology of the “Workshop Complex” Area in Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (Luca Bombardieri)
Pyla-Kokkinokremos and Maa-Palaeokastro: A comparison of two short-lived settlements at the closing of the Late Bronze Age of Cyprus (Artemis Georgiou)
The Early Cypro-Geometric I Pottery: Examining the Evidence from Lapithos Tomb 502 (Anna P. Georgiadou)
The Anchorage Site at Kouklia-Achni, Southwest Cyprus: Problems and Perspectives (Duncan Howitt-Marshall)
Eteocypriot: Linguistic and Archaeological Evidence (Philippa M. Steele)

Part II: Religion, Cult and Iconography in Ancient Cyprus
Copper and Cult in Bronze Age Cyprus (Matthew Spigelman)
Of Goddesses and Warriors. Gender aspects of the Cypriot “Goddesses with upraised arms” (Katarzyna Zeman-Wisniewska)
Hathor, la Grande Déesse et l’industrie du cuivre chypriote (Aurélie Carbillet)
Cult and Iconography: Votive sculpture from the Archaic to early Hellenistic sanctuary at Maroni-Vournes (Anja Ulbrich)

Part III: Ancient Cyprus and the Mediterranean
Fragrant copying? Mycenaean perfumed oil and the role of Cyprus (Lesley Bushnell)
Some notes on the jewellery of Cyprus and Greece: the art of goldsmiths and coppersmiths from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age (Anna Paule)
Imitation or Innovation? Style, Decoration and Syntax of Greek and Cypriot Pottery during the Geometric Period (Alexander Vacek)
The Attic pottery from Kition – a contextual approach (Iva Chirpanlieva)
Cyprus and Cilicia: Amphora production, trade, and relations in the Early Roman Era (Caroline Autret)
Venetian Elements in the Iconostasis of Cyprus (Iosif Hadjikyriakos)

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