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Dynamic Peripheries in World-Systems: The Archaeology of the Malloura Valley in Central

Dr. P. Nick Kardulias, Professor of Anthropology, The College of Wooster
Thursday, October 20, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 2009 Ruthven Museums Building Map
Since 1990, the Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) has undertaken excavation and intensive survey in the Malloura Valley of Cyprus, a location intermediate between the densely occupied south coast and the agriculturally fertile Mesaoria plain in the interior. World-systems analysis provides the theoretical framework for understanding the role this peripheral zone played in a regional settlement system over time. With sites dating from the Aceramic Neolithic to the modern era, we have been able to trace elements of continuity and change in the landscape.Sitting in a nexus point between major empires, the inhabitants of Cyprus created a distinct culture. AAP has demonstrated the vibrant nature of peripheries that are active players, not just passive recipients of outside influences.
Building: Ruthven Museums Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology