NEAF Lectures

NEAF offers a range of public lectures throughout the year of interest to the lay-person. These ocassions are a great way to keep in touch with recent archaeological discoveries, as well as the chance to meet like-minded people who, like you, are fascinated by archaeology.

The theme for our 2014 lecture series is When East meets West.


Continuity, conservatism and the role of CAARI at prehistoric Prasteio Mesorotsos, Cyprus

Lecture by Dr Andrew McCarthy. Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

28 August 2014

Prasteio Mesorotsos

Excavations at prehistoric Prasteio Mesorotsos.

The site of Prastio Mesorotsos was inhabited throughout most of the periods of Cypriot prehistory and history, and is located in the immediate hinterland of the first and most important temple to the goddess Aphrodite.

The long sequence at this site is beginning to show evidence for a great deal of continuity and social memory, which was accompanied by an apparent reluctance to change as seen in the conservatism displayed in the habits of its prehistoric people. Such a rich and long history requires a multidisciplinary approach to understand the sequence of development, and through Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI), such a team can be assembled. This paper will discuss the archaeology of Cyprus the development of its culture through time, and the role that Overseas Research Centers have in making sense of this information.

This paper is presented, in part, to promote the 2013 publication of [[I||JRB Stewart: An Archaeological Legacy] (SIMA 139), edited by Jennifer Webb, A. Bernard Knapp and Andrew McCarthy. This publication represents the proceedings of a conference held at CAARI in 2013 to honour this pioneering Australian archaeologist.

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