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    DescriptionCyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, and lies at the nexus of many important ancient trade routes, from Asia Minor to Africa, from Persia, Assyria and other great eastern powers to Italy and Greece. In antiquity the island was famed for its great wealth, not only from trade but also from its natural resources of copper as well as wine and olive oil. Recent excavations in Cyprus have radically altered our understanding of the earliest prehistory of the island. In this new appraisal Louise Steel explores the archaeological evidence for human occupation on Cyprus from the earliest hunter-gatherers and the first farming communities to the end of the Bronze Age. She examines major issues that dominate current research on Cypriot prehistory: island colonisation; population migrations; the interpretation of figured art; the emergence of social complexity; and the shift from isolation in earlier prehistory to a position at the centre of Mediterranean trade. "Cyprus Before History" presents a social history of ancient Cyprus, exploring ways of life and death, changing farming practices and diet, social customs, early belief systems, and interaction with the Cypriot landscape and the wider Mediterranean.


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    Title
    Cyprus Before History
    Subtitle
    From the Earliest Settlers to the End of the Bronze Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louise Steel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 503 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715631645
    ISBN 10: 0715631640
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA, 1DVC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE, CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010010
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939, 939.37
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: GN855.C93 S85 2004
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHF, NHC, NKD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA, 1DXY
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3B
    Illustrations note
    40 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    30 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Louise Steel is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. She is ceramic specialist at the Late Bronze Age site of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios on Cyprus and co-director of the Anglo-Palestinian Gaza Research Project.
    Review quote
    "Synthesizing archaeological research regarding the prehistoric foundations