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This article discusses some of the major developments in Cyprus in relation to the Levant during the Chalcolithic Period. The Chalcolithic Period of Cypriot prehistory was a short one largely based on restricted, internal ceramic sequences in the virtual absence of cross-dates from imports or exports. There was a prevalence of deer-focused subsistence economy, absence of urbanism, and a lack of tell-based occupations indicating residential instability. Thearticle also describes the intensification of ritual activity, the development of inequalities, the shifting socio-political strategies, and the nature of foreign and intra-island contacts during this period.
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