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Critical Approaches to Cypriot and Wider Mediterranean Archaeology

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This volume brings together scholars to reflect on the work of Professor A. Bernard Knapp and on some of the challenges thrown down in his extensive scholarship. Knapp is a central figure in the pre- and proto-history of the Mediterranean in the last generation, and the essays in this volume will be of interest and attention to a wide range of scholars and students of Mediterranean pre- and proto-history. Topics include studies of sites, places, materials and texts in the Levant, Cyprus, Crete, Greece and Sicily and wider theory and method critiques address connectivity and mobility, maritime archaeology, landscapes, climate and environment, and publication history and practice in the overall Mediterranean field. The authors comprise a mixture of senior, mid-career, and rising junior scholars – from various backgrounds, in order to offer a broad range of perspectives on the state and future of the archaeology of Cyprus and the wider Mediterranean.

Series Editor for this volume: John F. Cherry, Brown University

Published: May 1, 2022

Book Contributors


Section Chapter Authors
Bernard Knapp: An Introduction
Explicandum Sturt Manning
Introduction Sturt Manning
1. Reflections on Thirty Years of the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology with Bernardo John Cherry
Cypriot Pre- and Proto-history and Economy
2. Cyprus’ External Connections in the Prehistoric Bronze Age Jennifer Webb
3. Toward a Social Life of Things on Late Bronze Age Cyprus Kevin Fisher
4. Cypriot Iron Age Communities in Time and Place: Considering Amathus in a Regional Context Catherine Kearns
Cyprus and Metallurgy
5. Placing Politiko Phorades in the Historiography and Evolution of Late Cypriot Metallurgy Vasiliki Kassianidou
6. Mathiatis Mavrovouni: A Miner’s Sanctuary on the Island of Cyprus Sophocles Hadjisavvas
Cypriot Landscapes
7. The Mountainous Landscapes of Cyprus in Antiquity: Deconstructing “Troodos” Georgia Marina Andreou
8. Towards a Post-survey Landscape Archaeology Michael Given
The Wider Mediterranean: Prehistory, Society and Context
9. Middle Bronze Age Sicily: Imports, Networks, and the Myth of Insular Unity Emma Blake
10. Reinventing Persistent Memory Landscapes: The Late Minoan III Interventions in the Pre- and Proto-palatial Cemetery at Petras – Kephala (Siteia, Crete) David W. Rupp, Metaxia Tsipopoulou
11. Mobility and Labour Efforts along Prehistoric Roads and Least Cost Paths in the Argolid, Greece Ann Brysbaert
12. All the King’s Wine? Late Bronze Age Vineyards in Texts from Emar and Ugarit Chris M. Monroe
13. Mediterranean Entanglements: Exploring Material Connections in Iron Age Sardinia Peter van Dommelen
14. Time, Consilience and Climate-history Associations: Details, and the Case of the End of the Late Bronze Age (~1200 BCE) Sturt Manning
Maritime Archaeology of Cyprus and the Levant
15. Mariners’ Cuisine? Cypriot Cook ware from the Late Bronze II Age from the Tell Abu Hawam Anchorage Michal Artzy, Jóse M. Martín-García
16. Ceramics and Stone Anchors: Re-assessing the Anchorage of Maroni Tsaroukkas Carrie Atkins
17. Seascapes and Maritime Capacity of Late Roman Cyprus Stella Demesticha