Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

Alan Simmons

Number of Pages

141

Abstract

The botanical remains from the 2005 field season at 'Ais Yiorkis , Cyprus demonstrates a distinct economic assemblage that has yet to be identified in the Aceramic Neolithic of Cyprus. In addition to the unusually high proportions of two-grained einkorn and the low ratios of other plant parts, 'Ais Yiorkis is characterized by an atypical architectural phenomenon in the form of raised circular platform structures. Furthermore, the archeology is marked by a distinct lithic and groundstone tool industry as well as a massive faunal assemblage, which includes the presence of cattle, previously rare in the Neolithic. Together with the archaeology of 'Ais Yiorkis, the botanical assemblage is suggestive of a unique upland occupation demonstrating a site-type not previously seen in the Cypro-PPNB.

Keywords

Ais Yiorkis; Botanical; Cyprus; Identification; Interpretations; Neolithic; Remains

Controlled Subject

Archaeology

File Format

pdf

File Size

3.07 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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