Appetite for Destruction

Current Interpretations of Accidental or Deliberate Destructions in Bronze Age Cyprus

Authors

  • Luca Bombardieri University of Turin, Department of Humanities, Italy
  • Marialucia Amadio University of Turin, Department of Humanities, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.1

Keywords:

destruction events, abandonment practices, Bronze Age Cyprus

Abstract

Destruction processes are considered ‘time capsules of material culture’ (Driessen 2013) as they freeze a site at one moment of its history providing key evidence for interpreting the archaeological record and reconstructing social, political, cultural and ideological circumstances. By focusing on selected case-studies, this paper aims at briefly discussing existing evidence of destruction events in Bronze Age contexts in Cyprus, and at a preliminary presentation of new research data resulting from ongoing interdisciplinary analyses at Middle Bronze Age Erimi.

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Published

31.05.2021

How to Cite

Bombardieri, L., & Amadio, M. (2021). Appetite for Destruction: Current Interpretations of Accidental or Deliberate Destructions in Bronze Age Cyprus. Documenta Praehistorica, 48, 2–11. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.1

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