Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 April 2021

Abstract and Keywords

This article analyses developments in Cyprus in relation to the Levant during the Neolithic Period. It explains that Cyprus was rarely included in debates on the prehistory of the Levant because of a lack of archaeological evidence and that the first relative chronology for Cyprus was constructed by PorphyriosDikaios on the basis of his excavations at Khirokitia, Sotira, and Erimi. The article argues that the Neolithic period in Cyprus is perhaps one of the most intriguing periods in the prehistory of the Near East because the very peculiar material culture patterning that can be documented in much of the archaeological record, which offers insights into cultural change in the wider region.

Keywords: Cyprus, Levant, Neolithic Period, prehistory, archaeological evidence, PorphyriosDikaios, Khirokitia, Sotira, Erimi, material culture

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.