Information and Papers
Cyprus is a large, mountainous island in the eastern Mediterranean, 120 kilometers west of Syria and 70 kilometers south of Turkey. The heavily forested Troodos mountain massif in the southwest and the Kyrenia range along the north coast flank the rolling central Mesaoria plain. Elsewhere mountains partition the island into winding river valleys and narrow coastal plains. The Troodos foothills are rich in copper and in antiquity Cyprus gave its name to the metal. The abundance of copper, the diverse yet compact landscape, and the proximity of Syro-Anatolia directly affected patterns of human settlement on Cyprus and thus, its archaeology.
Below, we have tried to provide background information and discussion for a wide variety of knowledge levels. You will find pages which describe Cypriot chronology and archaeology, discussions on the various types of Cypriot objects, including a variety of pottery wares, a map, timeline, and similar things. As they become available, we will also include papers or articles which are produced dealing with the Cesnola Collection or with Cypriot archaeology as it relates to the material in the collection.
|The Island of Cyprus (coming . . . )
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. This page will tell you more about Cyprus, its topography, geology, flora, and fauna.
|Map of Cyprus ( coming . . . )
The map shows ancient sites, as well as present day cities, mountains and rivers. There will be a larger version available as a link.
|Chronology & Archaeology|
and Chalcolithic Periods
|The Early Cypriot Period and Tombs|
|The Middle Cypriot Period and Tombs||
|The Late Cypriot Period and Tombs|
|The Iron Age: Cypro-Geometric Period and Tombs|
|The Iron Age: Cypro-Archaic Period and Tombs|
|The Iron Age: Cypro-Classical Period and Tombs|
|The Hellenistic Period|
|The Roman Period|
|The Byzantine Period|
Materials and Wares
Early & Middle Cypriot Wares
|Ceramics: Bronze Age Pots and Potters|
|Early Cypriot: Red Polished Ware|
|Middle Cypriot: White Painted, Red Slip-Black Slip|
|Late Cypriot: Base Ring, White Slip, Mycenaean, Plain White Wheelmade, White Shaved, Proto-White Painted|
|Ceramics: Iron Age Pots and Potters|
|Gjerstad's Typology of Iron Age Pottery||
Iron Age Bichrome Ware
|Cypro-Geometric: White Painted , Bichrome, Plain White, Black Slip|
|Cypro-Geometric III: Black on Red, Red Slip, Grey & Black Polished|
|Cypro-Archaic: Bichrome Red|
|Cypro-Classical: Stroke Polished|
|Ceramics: Roman and Later Antiquity|
|Alabastra & Unguentaria|
|Papers and Articles
Stay tuned for coming attractions . . .
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