Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


2 February 2016

Temporal placement and context of Cyro-PPNA activity on Cyprus

Sturt W. Manning Eurasian Prehistory 11 (1-2) (2014): 9-28


This short chapter has three main aims. The first is to review and establish the dates of the recently recognized Cypro-PPNA period on Cyprus from the current evidence associated with this phase at the settlements of Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos (hereafter AVA) and Ayios Tychonas Klimonas (hereafter Klimonas). The second aim is to compare this time horizon on Cyprus with the recent re-assessment of the evidence for the dating of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A in the Levant (Blockley and Pinhasi, 2011). Thirdly, the chapter will consider how the dating of the Cypriot late Epipalaeolithic and Cypro-PPNA periods on Cyprus positions these two phases of human activity in terms of climate in a more general sense and especially with respect to the cold event known as the Younger Dryas.



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