A comparative study of Cypriot bronzes dated to the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age
Andreas Charalambous, Vasiliki Kassianidou & George Papasavvas Στο E. Photos-Jones, Y. Bassiakos, E. Filippaki, A. Hein, I. Karatasios, V. Kilikoglou & E. Kouloumpi (eds), 2016. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry (Bar International Series 2780), Oxford: 95-99.
This paper concerns the compositional analysis of a significant number of copper alloy artefacts from three sites in Cyprus, and aims to investigate the types of alloys used on the island during the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age. The sites under study are the area of the modem city of Limassol (a number of Late Bronze Age tombs situated in several areas of the city), the Late Bronze Age settlement of Pyla Kokkinokremos and the Early Iron Age cemetery of Palaepaphos Skales. This research intends to provide significant information primarily regarding the use of tin, as well as the presence and use of other metals, for the production of the bronze artefacts.