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Ceramics from Potamia-Agios Sozomenos: New archaeological data on the ceramic production and trade in Cyprus

Abstract : The ceramics presented here have been brought to light in the course of a survey and an archaeological project on the topic La constitution des paysages en Orient médiéval:Potamia / Agios-Sozomenos which started in 2000 under the auspices of the Ecole Française d'Athènes, in collaboration with the CNRS-LA3M and the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus. 1 This multidisciplinary project was supervised by N. Lécuyer, D. Michaelides, A. Nicolaïdes and G. Grivaud. The aim of the project was to explore an area of 10 km square to analyze the chronology and history of occupation and land-use. The programme, which focuses from the Byzantine period to the end of Ottoman rule, started with a general survey of the area and covers many fields of research such as archaeology and art history, anthropology, ge-omorphology and hydrology. This multidisciplinary project will provide a picture , as complete as possible, of the evolution of the settlement and the landscape through this long period. The site The region of Potamia is located about 25 km to the southeast of Nicosia. The survey area lies between the village of Potamia, to the south, and the village of Agios Sozomenos to the north. It is crossed by two rivers, the Gialias and the Alykos. Between these areas, the land was used for the culture of cereals and vegetables. In addition, a large hydraulic medieval infrastructure is well preserved in many respects and it testifies to a sophisticated irrigation system.
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Véronique François, Lucy Vallauri. Ceramics from Potamia-Agios Sozomenos: New archaeological data on the ceramic production and trade in Cyprus. Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi; Nicholas Coureas. Cypriot medieval ceramics : Reconsiderations and new perspectives, The Cyprus Research Centre and The AG Leventis fondation, pp.45-55, 2014, 978-9963-0-8133-2. ⟨halshs-01104175⟩

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