Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bronze Age excavations in Cyprus open new chapter

Source: Financial Mirror

Archaeological investigations in the past summer featured renewed excavations at the Bronze Age community of Politiko-Troullia, about 25 km southwest of Nicosia in the copper-bearing foothills of the Troodos Mountains, and brought to light a series of households that produced evidence of intensive animal husbandry and crop processing, copper or bronze metallurgy and sophisticated ceramic technology.

According to the excavations, this took place during the Middle Bronze Age, just prior to the advent of cities on Late Bronze Age Cyprus.

The results from Politiko-Troullia open a new archaeological chapter on the communities that provided the foundation for urbanized civilization on Cyprus.

Under the direction of Dr. Steven Falconer and Dr. Patricia Fall of Arizona State University, this fieldwork revealed extensive evidence of the Bronze Age community (ca. 2000 B.C.) that was the predecessor of ancient Tamassos, the seat of a centrally important kingdom during the subsequent Iron Age.

The excavations involved graduate and undergraduate students from Cyprus, Canada, Australia and the United States.


Ryan said...

I like the blog, discovering the past is always interesting. I don't know if you respond to these comments, but I would like to ask where you got your degree at? I'm wanting to go to grad schoool in the fall of 2008, and Mediterranean archaeology is the apple of my eye.

Ioannis Georganas said...

Thanks for your message Ryan. I got both my MA and PhD from The University of Nottingham.