The ethnic identity of the Philistines and their relationship to Greece, Cyprus, Anatolia and the Sea Peoples continues to be a very lively and interesting area of scholarly debate. This contribution reviews recent work on general categories of cultural interaction with regard to the eastern Mediterranean including colonisation, migration and cultural diffusion.
Vasiliki Kassianidou Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 370 (Nov. 2013): 49-82
The exploitation of Cyprus’s mineral wealth, mainly the copper deposits, and other natural resources, such as the forests, formed the basis of the island’s economic prosperity and development from prehistoric times until Late Antiquity.
Luca GirellaStudi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici 1 (2015, new series): 117-136
Aside from limited studies on individual cemeteries or tomb types, analysis of Middle Minoan III funerary evidence has remained in the shadow. Reasons can be found in the dearth of archaeological remains, and it is useful to remember that most of the evidence for this period, both domestic and funerary, derived mainly from sites occupied in the following period (Late Minoan IA) and destroyed in Late Minoan IB.