Views from Phlamoudhi, Cyprus
Edited by Joanna S. Smith
Includes 76 b/w figures.
Fieldwork in the village of Phlamoudhi, Cyprus from 1970-1973 by the Columbia University Expedition to Phlamoudhi recorded the only systematically excavated evidence for Middle to Late Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement north of the Kyrenia Mountains. Halted by the war of 1974 that divided the island, most of the discoveries in Phlamoudhi remained unpublished until 2000 when the Phlamoudhi Archaeological Project began the systematic study, analysis, and publication of the material.
This book's chapters cover the two main excavated sites, the hilltop site of Vounari and the larger settlement at Melissa; the region's patterns of settlement in the Bronze and Iron Ages and the Hellenistic through Medieval periods; and the geology and palaeobotany of the region. Chapters with perspectives on the excavations by original team members, the history of work in the area, and an overview of archaeology on Cyprus before and after the war place the fieldwork in historical perspective.
This volume derives from papers at a symposium that was held together with an exhibition of the finds from Phlamoudhi in 2005. It is the first in the final publication series.
List of Illustrations
1. From Expedition to Exhibition, Joanna S. Smith
2. An Outline of the History of Archaeological Research in Cyprus, Despo Pilides
3. Physical Foundations of Phlamoudhi, Jay Stratton Noller
4. The Little Expedition That Could: An Insider’s View, Allan S. Gilbert
5. Settlement to Sanctuary at Phlamoudhi- Melissa, Joanna S. Smith
6. Phlamoudhi-Vounari: A Multi-Function Site in Cyprus, Mara T. Horowitz
7. Hellenistic, Roman, and Medieval Phlamoudhi, Kyle L. Killian
8. From Seeds to Landscape in Phlamoudhi, Cyprus, Nancy M. Dammann
9. Phlamoudhi Vounari and Melissa: 35 Years and 35 Centuries Later, Robert S. Merrillees
Joanna S. Smith specializes in the art and archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Her research interests address how archaeological sources of information illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas were communicated among people, across time, and among culture areas. Smith's archaeological fieldwork centers on the island of Cyprus, but she has also worked on archaeological projects in England, France, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. Currently, Smith is coordinating the publication of the Department of Art and Archaeology’s excavations at Polis Chrysochous.
New Titles List
Joanna S. Smith
Annual of ASOR
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- Archaeology of Difference - Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the Other in Antiquity - Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers, AASOR 60-61
- The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria - Epigraphic Discoveries in Complicated Contexts - ASOR Annual 70
- ASOR Annual 59 - Pt. 1, Results of the 2001 Kerak Plateau Early Bronze Age Survey : Pt. 2, Two Early Alphabetic Inscriptions from the Wadi El- Hol
- Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries
- Crossroads and Boundaries - The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus, AASOR 65
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- The Middle Bronze Age IIA Cemetery at Gesher - Final Report, AASOR 62
- The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, Volume 1 - Architecture and Religion. Final Report on Nelson Glueck’s 1937 Excavation, AASOR 67
- The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, Volume 2 - Cultic Offerings, Vessels, and other Specialist Reports. Final Report on Nelson Glueck’s 1937 Excavation, AASOR 68
- The Near East in the South West - Essays in Honor of William G. Dever, AASOR 58
- The Photographs of the American Palestine Exploration Society - AASOR 66
- Preliminary Excavation Reports and Other Archaeological Investigations - Tell Qarqur, Iron I Sites in the North Central Highlands of Palestine, AASOR 56
- Reflections of Empire - Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Pottery of the Ottoman Levant and Beyond, AASOR 64
- Views from Phlamoudhi, Cyprus - AASOR 63