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The Kalavasos Prehistoric Project 2009 – Cyprus

November 11, 2008

Work has resumed at Kokkinoyia over the past four years, with several small seasons of excavation having been conducted by the University of East Anglia. So far the 15 or so newly excavated pits do not give the impression of having served as habitations or workplaces, calling into question the interpretation of the previous excavator. Indeed, the discovery in the 2006 season of a possible structure (building?) of a type similar to that found at the Early Chalcolithic site of Kissonerga-Mylouthkia, may indicate that Kalavasos-Kokkinoyia is transitional between the end of the Late Neolithic period and the Early Chalcolithic period. Even so, as pottery and other items from the Kokkinoyia pits share similarities in form and decoration with those from Late Neolithic villages, it is, as yet unclear, what type of site Kokkinoyia actually is and this is one of the questions that we would like to address in the 2009 season.

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Dates:  6 April – 2 May 2009
The total charge for four weeks is £700 (does not include airfare)

Organisation: University of East Anglia
For more details: www1.uea.ac.uk/cm/home/schools/hum/worldart/kalavasos
Email: joanne.clarke@uea.ac.uk

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