In two studies published some 25 years ago (Knapp 1986; 1988), I argued that the rise of social complexity on Cyprus during the late Middle to early Late Bronze Age involved the interplay of trade and external demand, the accumulation and reinvestment of wealth, and the division of labour into specialized production areas.
Anna Georgiadou Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 138.1 (2014): 361-385
The present article discusses the issue of regional pottery workshops in Cyprus during the Geometric period. The detailed analysis of the pottery, which constitutes the principal record for this period, reveals new prospects for the study of the Cypro-Geometric horizon.
Élise MoreroBulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 138.1 (2014): 329-360
The Minoan site of Myrtos-Pyrgos has produced a wide range of Proto- and Neopalarial objects (faience, pottery, stone vessels, sealstones, etc.) that demonstrate a high level of craftsmanship and also the exist¬ence of an elite to consume them.
Despite close connections between Cyprus and the mainland Levant during the early Neolithic, the island withdrew from the Levantine interaction sphere sometime before the Khirokitian to follow its own developmental course.
This article examines the incised drawings of Early Phrygian Gordion, and in particular those of Megaron 2. Aspects of their iconographic and archaeological contexts are taken in to consideration, as well as literary sources and especially the story of the Gordian knot.
The publication of two Proto-White Painted ware pictorial style vases found at the necropolis of Palaepaphos-Skales in Cyprus is preceded by a discussion of several issues relating to this style which appeared early in the 11th century BC.
Peter M. Fischer & Teresa BürgeOpuscula 8 (2015): 27-79
The initial aim of the project -the search for the oldest city of Hala Sultan Tekke- continued in 2014. Geophysical methods were used, which led to the discovery of new city quarters, and a broadening of the research objectives, to include revealing the total extent of the city.