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The earlier Neolithic in Cyprus: recognition and dating of a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A occupation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Sturt W. Manning
Affiliation:
Department of Classics and Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201, USA (Email: sm456@cornell.edu)
Carole McCartney
Affiliation:
Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus (Email: carolemcc@cytanet.com.cy)
Bernd Kromer
Affiliation:
Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany (Email: bernd.kromer@iup.uni-heidelberg.de)
Sarah T. Stewart
Affiliation:
Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, 1600 West Bank Dr., Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, Canada (Email: salstew@gmail.com)

Abstract

Intensive survey and initial excavations have succeeded in pushing back the Neolithic human occupation of Cyprus to the earlier ninth millennium cal BC. Contemporary with PPNA in the Levant, and with signs of belonging to the same intellectual community, these were not marginalised foragers, but participants in the developing Neolithic project, which was therefore effectively networked over the sea.

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