Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Committee Member

Alan H. Simmons

Number of Pages

190

Abstract

The so-called bizarre Aceramic Neolithic Period on the Mediterranean island of Cypros is reconsidered in light of an ethnoarchaeological study conducted in conjunction with the Kholetria-Ortos Project. The ethnoarchaeological study was designed to discover the organizational aspects of agropastoral strategies on the modern landscape and its relevance, if any, to the study of agropastoralism during the Aceramic Neolithic Period. As a result, a number of strategies considered "irrational" by agricultural policy analysts were identified, posing an analogical conceptual dilemma of contemporary phenomena. The presentation and discussion of the ethnoarchaeological results from the perspective of economic uncertainty, however, demonstrates that these strategies are in fact effective responses to environmental variability. The discussion of conceptual frameworks regarding economic uncertainty are considered relevant for rethinking the so-called bizarre Aceramic Neolithic on Cyprus.

Keywords

Aceramic; Cyprus; Ethnoarchaeological; Insights; Neolithic; Rethinking; Study

Controlled Subject

Archaeology; Ethnology

File Format

pdf

File Size

8488.96 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/1ssx-9vnb


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