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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:42 pm

Why was Cyprus settled so late? (compared to Crete or Australia, for example)

The earliest evidence for human activitiy on Cyprus dates back to about 10.000 BCE. Which I find to be incredibly late, considering that the earliest evidence for (pre-human, even) activity on the other big mediterranian island of Crete dates back to around 130.000 years ago. And even Australia, which seems to be quite remote has been settled since 40.000 years ago at the latest.

Compared to Crete, Cyprus is in the same region and it doesn't seem to be much further off shore. Compared to Australia, Cyprus is much closer to the origin of the species in Africa and also to the Middle East, where humans appear to have lived for a 100.000 years or so. Also it's closer to the next shore... so how come it was settled so late?

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/ ... _to_crete/


...an interesting question i think; any answers?
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Postby repulsewarrior » Tue May 22, 2018 10:29 pm

...from xinhua, about Cyprus, interesting,


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-0 ... 198623.htm

Cyprus warns archaeologist diggers endanger rare plant


...interesting to me because i haven't found another news source for it.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am

...worth a visit, it is beautiful in the mountains this time of year.

The new finds were discovered very close to an earlier hunter-gatherer settlement named Ayios Ioannis/Brescia-Rhoudias

http://en.protothema.gr/greek-archaeolo ... mountains/

In a statement, Cyprus’ Antiquities Department said: “This new evidence confirms that the mountainous hinterland of Cyprus is equally important to the research interests as the lowlands and mainly coastal areas as far as the early prehistory of the island is concerned.”
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue May 29, 2018 3:57 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...from xinhua, about Cyprus, interesting,


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-0 ... 198623.htm

Cyprus warns archaeologist diggers endanger rare plant


...interesting to me because i haven't found another news source for it.


...more about the care taken at archaeological digs in Cyprus.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/05/27/ever ... sos-islet/
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