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BOOKS | 2010

7 September 2011

POCA 2007: Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology Conference

Edited by Skevi Christodoulou & Anna Satraki

POCA 2007: Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology Conference

City: Newcastle upon Tyne

Year: 2010

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Description: Hardback, 356 p., 126 b/w figures, maps, 23 tables, 21,2x15 cm


The idea to hold a conference for postgraduate students and young scholars conducting research on Cypriot Archaeology was inspired in 2001 by Dr Kirsi Lorenz, at the time a PhD student at the University of Cambridge and now currently Research Coordinator at the Cyprus Institute. At the early stages of the Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (POCA) Conference, the meetings were largely informal in character and were addressed to postgraduate students mostly from the United Kingdom. The turning point in the history of POCA was the conference held at Trinity College in Dublin, in 2005, which served to transform the idea of POCA and established it as an international gathering of postgraduate students and young researchers working on Cypriot Archaeology.

POCA 2007 took place in Nicosia between the 18th to 21st October 2007. The keynote lecture was delivered by Professor James D. Muhly entitled ‘“Ten kings of the land of Iadnana in the midst of the sea”: Greeks and “Ionians” in Early Iron Age Cyprus’. The conference encompassed 24 presentations by postgraduate students and young researchers from a number of Institutions and Universities in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany and the United States. The papers, which were organised chronologically in eight sessions, extended over millennia of Cyprus’ history, from the earliest prehistory to the medieval period. They comprised archaeological, anthropological and palaeopathological approaches to the material culture of ancient Cyprus. A lively discussion followed each paper.


List of Figures [vii]

List of Tables [xiv]

List of Appendices [xv]

Preface [xvi]

Petition [xx]

List of Abbreviations [xxiii]

Nathan K. Harper, ‘From Typology to Population Genetics: Biodistance in Cyprus’ [1-37]

Sandra Rosendahl & Carole McCartney, ‘Chasing Johnny One-Flake: Recent Fieldwork into Hunter-Gatherer Movements across Cyprus’ [39-56]

Carole McCartney & Marianna Ktori, ‘Lithics in Context: Formation Processes at Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos’ [57-74]

Ariane Jacobs, ‘Plain Wares – What’s in a name? How do they look? Where do they come from? How were they made? Why study plain wares?’ [75-98]

Federica Spagnoli, ‘Cypriot and Levantine cooking pots during the Late Bronze-Iron Age period: a social perspective’ [99-126]

Angelos Papadopoulos, ‘Discussing Bronze Age Cypriot Iconography: Three Case Studies’ [127-144]

Kathrin Kleibl, ‘The Background of the Cypriot Ram God’s Iconography’ [145-168]

Anna Cannavò, ‘Between Iadnana and Kittim: Eastern Views of Archaic Cyprus’ [169-196]

Anna Satraki, ‘The Archaeology of the Cypriot Basileis: Manifestations of Royal Authority in Iron Age Cyprus’, [197-218]

Sidonie Lejeune, ‘Some Thoughts about the Civic Community in Archaic and Classical Cyprus’ [219-230]

Peter Cosyns & Karin Nys, ‘Core-formed Glass Vessels on Cyprus Reconsidered’ [231-261]

Dimitris Vitas, ‘In Research of Nea Paphos’ Lighthouse: New and Old Theories Concerning its Existence and Location’ [263-279]

Skevi Christodoulou, ‘Epigraphic Evidence on Baths and Water Supply in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus’ [281-295]

Mia Gaia Trentin, ‘Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval Graffiti in the Churches of Cyprus’ [297-321]

Iosif Hadjikyriakos, ‘The Social Value of Decoration in Cyprus under Ottoman Rule: Ceramic Decoration in Churches’ [323-336]

Niki Savvides, ‘The Paphos Mosaics: Results of a Preliminary Condition Survey’ [337-353]

Contributors [355]


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