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Kourion's hinterland in late antiquity and the findings of the Sotira Archaeological Project's 1997 and 2007 seasons

Mavromatis, Christopher (2011)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This dissertation presents a discussion on the Late Antique (fifth to eighth centuries AD) landscapes of Cyprus based on the archaeological, environmental and historical records. This dissertation argues that apart from being an economically well-integrated province, Cyprus was also well-integrated into the large social and strategic trajectories of the Late Antique east Mediterranean. This study also uses archaeological data generated by the Sotira Archaeological Project (SAP) to examine the Late Antique landscapes in the south coast urban settlement of Kouion's hinterland. Interestingly, the majority of the loci recorded by the SAP are interpretable as either estate centres or farmsteads. Analysis of these loci revealed the existence of a comparatively complex Late Antique landscape that embodied aspects of the manifold relationships between the productive, commemorative, and authoritative landscapes of Kourion's hinterland during this period.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Dunn, Archibald
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
Subjects:DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
CC Archaeology
D051 Ancient History
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1755
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