Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2011

4 February 2012

On Cooking Pots, Drinking Cups, Loomweights and Ethnicity in Bronze Age Cyprus and Neighbouring Regions (an International Archaeological Symposium held in Nicosia, November 6th-7th 2010)

Edited by Vassos Karageorghis & Ourania Kouka

On Cooking Pots, Drinking Cups, Loomweights and Ethnicity in Bronze Age Cyprus and Neighbouring Regions (an International Archaeological Symposium held in Nicosia, November 6th-7th 2010)

City: Nicosia

Year: 2011

Publisher: A.G. Leventis Foundation

Description: Paperback, 355 p., b/w & colour figures, tables, drawings, 29x21 cm

From the introduction

The Eastern Mediterranean has been a field of cultural interaction since early prehistoric times (11th mill. BC). Due to the need for the acquisition of raw materials, ceramic technologies and metalwork, interaction became more intensive in the second half of the third millennium BC. Cultural interaction reached its peak at the end of the second millennium BC, when population groups deriving in particular from palatial political-economic entities reached neighbouring coasts in order either to establish emporia and expand their economic influence within the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean or in order to escape from their homeland for social and political reasons.

The presence of foreign traders or immigrants can be traced in material culture. The categories of finds and the intensity of the presence of ‘foreign’ customs in everyday life (cooking), industrial activities (textile production, metalworking) and symbolic actions (feasts of elite groups) from the Aegean through Anatolia and Cyprus to the Near East are strong indicators for the tracing of ethnicity in the eastern Mediterranean.
The aim of this International Symposium is to study the aforementioned aspects based upon new archaeological and analytical evidence and possibly to reconstruct the networks of population movements in Bronze Age Cyprus and neighbouring regions.


List of Contributors [9-11]
Abbreviations [13-14]
Introduction [15-18]

Vassos Karageorghis, ‘What happened in Cyprus c. 1200 BC: hybridization, creolization or immigration? An introduction’ [19-28]

Jennifer M. Webb & David Frankel, ‘Hearth and home as identifiers of community in mid-third millennium Cyprus’ [29-42]

Ourania Kouka, ‘Symbolism, ritual feasting and ethnicity in Early Bronze Age Cyprus and Anatolia’ [43-56]

Reinhard Jung, ‘Innovative cooks and new dishes: Cypriote pottery in the 13th and 12th centuries BC and its historical interpretation’ [57-85]

Vassos Karageorghis, ‘Handmade Burnished Ware in Cyprus and elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean’ [87-94]

APPENDIX I: Hans Mommsen, ‘Neutron activation analysis of five sherds from Tell Arqa’ [95-96]
APPENDIX II: Sorin Hermon, Giancarlo Iannone, Robert Georgiou & Nicola Amico, ‘A virtual restoration of a broken pottery vessel’ [97-100]
APPENDIX III: Pamela Fragnoli & Sara Levi, ‘Petrographic analysis of pottery from Pyla-Kokkinokremos: preliminary report’ [101-106]
APPENDIX IV: Noel H. Gale, ‘Source of the lead metal used to make a repair clamp on a Nuragic vase recently excavated at Pyla-Kokkinokremos’ [107-112]

Despina Pilides & Marie-Claude Boileau, ‘Revisiting the Handmade Burnished Ware of Cyprus: new analytical results’ [113-128]

Athanasia Kanta & Danae Z. Kontopodi, ‘Kastrokephala (Crete): strangers or locals in a fortified acropolis of the 12th century BC’ [129-148]

Leila Badre, ‘The cooking pot tradition at Tell Kazel’ [149-166]

Brian Janeway, ‘Mycenaean bowls at 12th/11th century BC Tell Tayinat (Amuq Valley)’ [167-185]

Klaas Vansteenhuyse & Joachim Bretschneider, ‘Handmade cooking pots from the early Iron Age in Tell Tweini (Syria)’ [187-194]

Serena Maria Cecchini, ‘Loomweights and the textile industry in north Syria in the Early Iron Age’ [195-202]

Hanan Charaf, ‘Over the hills and far away: Handmade Burnished Ware and Mycenaean cooking pots at Tell Arqa, Lebanon’ [203-218]

Lione du Pied, ‘Early Iron Age society in the northern Levant: architecture, pottery and finds’ [219-236]

Shlomo Bunimovitz, ‘‘Us’ and ‘Them’: the distribution of 12th century cooking pots and drinking cups as identity markers’ [237-243]

Assaf Yasur-Landau, ‘Deep change in domestic behavioural patterns and theoretical aspects of interregional interactions in the 12th century Levant’ [245-255]

Daniel M. Master, ‘Home cooking at Ashkelon in the Bronze and Iron Ages’ [257-272]

David Ben-Shlomo, ‘Food preparation habits and cultural interaction during the Late Bronze and Iron Age in southern Israel’ [273-286]

Gunnar Lehmann, ‘Cooking pots and loomweights in a ‘Philistine’ village: preliminary report on the excavations at Qubur el-Walaydah, Israel’ [287-314]

Lorenz Rahmstorf, ‘Handmade pots and crumbling loomweights: ‘Barbarian’ elements in the eastern Mediterranean in the last quarter of the 2nd millennium BC’ [315-330]

Penelope A. Mountjoy, ‘The kylix and the basin in 12th century BC Cyprus with particular reference to Hala Sultan Tekke’ [331-348]

Shira Gur-Arieh, Aren M. Maeir & Ruth Shahack-Gross, ‘Soot patterns on cooking vessels: a short note’ [349-355]


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