The Karkotis Valley

Alexis Boutin, Michael Given, Iain Banks, Stephen Digney, Ian Evans, Sevina Floridou, Ruth Gabrieli, Marios Hadjianastasis, Mara Horowitz, Tracy IRELAND, Sarah Janes, Vasiliki Kassianidou, A. Bernard Knapp, Carole McCartney, Charlotte Schriwer, Sheila Slavin, Neil Urwin, Joanita Vroom, Kristina Winther-Jacobsen

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    Abstract

    The Karkotis Valley Intensive Survey Zone has continuous artefactual evidence from six millennia, from the Chalcolithic to the Modern period (Plate 3.1; Table 3.1). Moreover, while some artefact concentrations are temporally and spatially localized, many parts of it feature pottery assemblages from multiple time periods. The primary and secondary distribution of artefacts must be interpreted in concert with three major, interrelated factors: the Karkotis River; the Morphou Bay area; and Skouriotissa mine. Not only has the river directly affected artefact distribution through incising and flooding, but these cyclical actions have also made the valley exceptionally fertile (Fig. 3.1).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLandscape and Interaction
    Subtitle of host publicationThe troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus
    EditorsMichael Given, A.B Knapp, Jay Noller, Luke Sollars, Vasiliki Kassianidou
    Place of PublicationOxford and Oakville
    PublisherOxbow Books
    Chapter3
    Pages51-151
    Number of pages101
    EditionFirst
    ISBN (Print)9781782971887
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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