Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


11 November 2011

Results of the Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition, 2011

Cyprus, Department of Antiquities, 27-10-2011

The Ministry of Communications and Works, Department of Antiquities, announces the completion of the 2011 archaeological investigations ay the site of Prastio-Mesorotsos in the Paphos district. From 29 July to 4 September a team led by CAARI Director and University of Edinburgh Fellow Dr. Andrew McCarthy conducted the third season of excavations at this multi-period site. This season, investigations revealed the remains of Aceramic and Ceramic Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Late Antique and Medieval archaeology, representing what is likely to be the longest occupation at a single location yet studied in Cyprus, and amongst the longest-lived sites in the world. Excavations were carried out in eight areas and an extraordinary stratigraphic sequence was uncovered showing architecture and features from multiple periods.

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