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Invitation to the Lecture of Prof. Dott. Luca Bombardieri on the Italian Archeological Mission at Erimi (10 October 2016, Archeological Research Unit Building, Nicosia)

Date:

10/03/2016


Invitation to the Lecture of Prof. Dott. Luca Bombardieri on the Italian Archeological Mission at Erimi (10 October 2016, Archeological Research Unit Building, Nicosia)

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The Embassy of Italy is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Prof. Dr. Luca Bombardieri, Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission at Erimi (Cyprus) and Professor at the Department of Humanities of the University of Turin, which will be held in the framework of the 46th series of public lectures organized by the Archeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (see program attached). The conference headed "Work wearies. Labour practices and ideology of work at the Middle Bronze Age Erimi Laonin tou Porakou", will take place on Monday, October 10 at 19:30 p.m. at the House of the Archeological Research Unit, in Via Gladstonos n. 12, Nicosia. Admission is free.

The research project of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Erimi, supported for several years by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, aims at a greater clarification of ideological and cultural aspects of the pre-urban society in Prehistoric Cyprus, focusing on the emergence of major productive centers during the Middle Bronze Age. During this period in Cyprus can be found the cultural premises of the birth of an urban society and the progressive integration of the island into the Mediterranean trading network during the second millennium BC.
The 2016 research season involves a team of archaeologists with a joint support of anthropologists, archaeobotanists, conservators and restorers. The focus of field activities will be upon the investigation of three areas, different as to the use and function: the top hill area (Area A), where an extended textile workshop complex is located; the domestic quarter (Area B) and the southern cemetery (Area E). Palaeodietary and palaeoenvironmental data, together with the evidence of coherent working installations (basins, channels) and residual artefacts assemblages (spindle-whorls, pouring vessels, containers) strengthen the hypothesis that weaving and textiles dying were the main activities performed in the complex and the base of the economic growth of this community around 2000-1800 BC.

For more information visit the website of the Italian mission at Erimi: http://www.erimilaonin.it

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