Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


12 March 2014

Ground-penetrating radar investigations at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios offer a new look at Late Bronze Age Cyprus

Thomas M. Urban, Jeffrey F. Leon, Sturt W. Manning, Kevin D. Fisher, Catherine M. Kearns & Peregrine A. Gerard-Little Antiquity 87:338 (December 2013): Project Gallery

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During the Late Bronze Age (1650–1100 BC) Cyprus witnessed an increase in social, political and economic complexity, with settlements becoming urban in composition and international in scope. These ‘urban’ settlements and associated elite place-making both created and defined a new Late Cypriot society. Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios (K-AD) is among the sites key to understanding this pivotal transformation and settlement type. Here we report on the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to locate and map previously unknown structures at K-AD.

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