Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Pottery in the Landscape: Ceramic Analysis at the City-Kingdom of Idalion, Cyprus Pottery in the Landscape: Ceramic Analysis at the City-Kingdom of Idalion, Cyprus

Rebecca Bartusewich
unpublished
The ancient site of Idalion, Cyprus has a landscape dominated by two acropoleis containing sacred sites. The plain below is the location of domestic occupation. I have petrologically analyzed 45 ceramics from the domestic area and one sacred area and found that while the sacred spaces dominate the landscape, ceramics were not produced/chosen differently for the sacred area over the domestic area. The visual proximity of the sacred and the everyday seems to indicate cohesion in the social and
more » ... n the social and natural landscape. The preliminary petrological analysis of pottery from Idalion has shown, thus far, that the sacred and profane are intertwined.*
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