Cypriot Continuation Through the Crisis Years: an Analysis on Late Bronze Age Cypriot Ceramics

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dc.contributor.advisor Ratzlaff, Alexandra Riggs, Katherine 2019-05-24T18:11:33Z 2019-05-24T18:11:33Z 2019
dc.description.abstract The Late Bronze Age collapse was a defining event in our understanding of Bronze Age and Early Iron Age culture. Although research still leans to the idea of a Mediterranean-wide societal collapse, some Late Bronze Age sites show evidence of continuation through the Collapse and subsequent Crisis Years (1250-1050 BCE). One such site is the island of Cyprus. This thesis argues for a continuation of Cyprus’s culture, occupation of Late Bronze Age cities, and foreign trade connections by examining Cypriot ceramics, one of Cyprus's largest exports. The continuation of certain types of ceramics, their quality, and the production and distribution of Cypriot ceramics argue for the continuation of Cypriot culture, occupation, and trade throughout the Crisis Years, when other civilizations collapsed. The forms, quality of decoration, and production of ceramic assemblages from three sites—Enkomi, Kition, and Idalion—are used in this analysis. The ceramic assemblages of three comparative sites—Mycenae, Tel Dor, and Ayios Sozomenos—act as comparisons to Cypriot ceramics to reinforce this thesis’s argument for continuation.
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Katherine Riggs 2019
dc.subject Cyprus
dc.subject Late Bronze Age
dc.subject Cypriot Ceramics
dc.subject Enkomi
dc.subject Kition
dc.subject Idalion
dc.subject Late Bronze Age Collapse
dc.subject White Slip Ware
dc.subject Base Ring Ware
dc.title Cypriot Continuation Through the Crisis Years: an Analysis on Late Bronze Age Cypriot Ceramics
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Graduate Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies MA Masters Ancient Greek and Roman Studies Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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