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This articleexamines the history of Cyprus during the Early Bronze Age based on archaeological evidence. During this period, the pattern of settlements in Cyprus remained at the village level, while settlements elsewhere were progressing towards urbanisation. Though some hierarchical ordering of settlements existed, they were restricted to smaller and more marginal villages linked with larger centres. Evidence also suggests that during this period there were no communal buildings, cult centres, or major inequalities in wealth or status.
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