Welcome to the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project website. Since 2008 we have undertaken an interdisciplinary investigation into the anatomy of Late Bronze Age (or Late Cypriot, c. 1650-1100 BCE) urban settlements on the island of Cyprus. This is a collaborative effort, bringing together a variety of archaeological and spatial analysis methods, as well as researchers from the Department of Classics at Cornell University, the Department of Physics at Ithaca College, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas, and Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, and we are a Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) affiliated project. Our work focuses on two important Late Cypriot urban centers in south-central Cyprus: Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios and Maroni-Vournes/Tsaroukkas.
This website provides background information about the project and our research objectives, information about our team members and their contact details, the sites we’re studying, the methods we use to investigate them, and the results we have to date. We provide reports of our work, a list of publications and presentations by the project and project members, and data we’ve collected in raw form that is available for download.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Senior Research Grants #BCS-0917732 & 0917734.
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