Artl. no: M143
Published in: Uppsala 2014
Pages: 271
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-91-981535-1-4
Price: 80.00 EUR

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Structure, Measurement and Meaning. Studies on Prehistoric Cyprus in Honour of David Frankel.

Edited by Jennifer Webb

This volume marks David Frankel’s outstanding contribution over 40 years to the prehistory of Cyprus, both through numerous publications and large-scale excavation and survey on the island. It includes contributions by colleagues from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Australia, the USA and the UK, many of whom are currently directing excavations on the island. Arranged under three thematic headings (‘Society and process’, ‘Sites and their settings’ and ‘Material and social transformations’), papers address issues of significance from the earliest settlement of the island (Efstratiou) to the role of Cypriot copper in the Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean (Kassianidou). The primary focus, however, is on the Bronze Age, with papers on seafaring and seafarers (Knapp), the history and timing of the Cypriot copper trade (Manning), changing political economies and landscapes at ancient Paphos (Iacovou) and regional studies and reports on recent discoveries at Kissonerga (Crewe), Kalavasos (South), the Dhiarizos Valley (McCarthy), the Skouriotissa mining area (Georgiou) and Nicosia (Pilides). Other chapters discuss issues of broad significance in the discipline, including the scale and context of pottery production and distribution (Bolger and Peltenburg, Dikomitou-Eliadou, Webb), metallurgical technology and embodied identity (Mina), migration processes (McCartney), feasting, deposition and site abandonment (Papasavvas), the meaning of space and place (Falconer and Fall) and processes of community affiliation (Bombardieri) and social control (Sneddon). Together they offer a cross-section of current work in the field and demonstrate the evolving nature of archaeological explanation within Cypriot prehistory and beyond.
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