Moore Publishes Book on Cyprus Research

Posted on 11/19/2014 8:33:25 AM

Book cover: Pyla-Koutsopetria: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal TownScott Moore, along with his co-authors William Caraher and David Pettegrew, published a book detailing their findings from 10 years of archaeological research at the site of Pyla-Koutsopetria, Cyprus.

The book, Pyla-Koutsopetria: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal Town, published by the American Schools of Oriental Research, presents the results of an intensive pedestrian survey documenting the diachronic history of a 100-hectare microregion along the southern coast of Cyprus.

Located 10 kilometers from the ancient city of Kition, the ancient coastal settlements of the Koutsopetria mircoregion featured an Iron Age sanctuary, a Classical settlement, a Hellenistic fortification, a Late Roman town, and a Venetian-Ottoman coastal battery situated adjacent to a now-infilled, natural harbor on Larnaka Bay.

This publication integrates a comprehensive treatment of methods with a discussion of artifact distribution, a thorough catalog of finds, and a diachronic history to shed light on one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Cypriot coastline.

Department of History