Kissonerga, Cyprus
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    Cache of ground stone tools (M. Dalton)Children treading mud at the roundhouse open dayThe roundhouse with the walls at nearly full height. Paul Croft (on interior) and Matthew Dalton (exterior) provide scale. The roofed archaeological site of Kissonerga-Mosphilia is in the background.Computer rendered objects on the floor of the roundhouse.
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    Kissonerga, Cyprus

    The area around the village of Kissonerga near Paphos, Cyprus, is rich in prehistoric remains but these small-scale and dispersed sites are often difficult for the general visitor to appreciate. In order to increase understanding of their archaeology and raise awareness of their cultural heritage issues, there is a major project in progress under the directorship of Lindy Crewe of the University of Manchester to integrate the archaeology of Kissonerga into an accessible narrative and to tell the story of its communities over 10,000 years of occupation.

Cache of ground stone tools (M. Dalton) Children treading mud at the roundhouse open day The roundhouse with the walls at nearly full height. Paul Croft (on interior) and Matthew Dalton (exterior) provide scale. The roofed archaeological site of Kissonerga-Mosphilia is in the background. Computer rendered objects on the floor of the roundhouse. Rear view of the roundhouse showing a window and the Mediterranean in the background. The after-effects of working with mud. Mixing mud to build the roundhouse, shown in the middle ground. The fenced area of the archaeological site is shown in the background. (AIA) Illustration of the Pithos House with objects in situ (Peltenburg 1998) Digital renderings of artifacts found in the Pithos house (AIA) Roundhouse interior Digital reconstruction of roundhouse interior Roundhouse roof in progress Original excavations of roundhouse (copyright Lemba Archaeology Project)

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