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Sources Consulted and Further Reading

  This list is by no means extensive, but should provide a starting point to discover more about all of these topics.

General Bronze Age in Cyprus and the Aegean:

  • Catling, H.W. 1966. Cyprus in the Neolithic and Bronze Age Periods. The Cambridge Ancient History, Revised Edition of Volume I & II. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Cullen, Tracey, ed. 2001. Aegean Prehistory: A Review. Archaeological Institute of America, Boston.
  • Dickinson, Oliver. 1994. The Aegean Bronze Age. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Karageorghis, Vasso 1982. Cyprus: From the Stone Age to the Romans. Thames and Hudson, London.
  • Knapp, A. Bernard. 1997. The Archaeology of Late Bronze Age Cypriot Society: The Study of Settlement, Surveys and Landscape. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.
  • McGrail, Sean 2001. Boats of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Muhly, James, Maddin, R. & V. Karageorghis, eds. 1982. Early Metallurgy in Cyprus 4000-500 BC. ACTA of the International Archaeological Symposium 1-6 June 1981. Pierides Foundation, Nicosia.
  • Oren, Eliezer D., ed. 2000. The Sea Peoples and Their World: A Reassessment. The University Museum, Philadelphia.
  • Price, N.P. Stanley. 1980. Early Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus: A Review and Gazetteer of Sites c. 6500-3000 B.C. BAR International Series 65, Oxford.
  • Smith, William Stevenson. 1965. Interconnection in the Ancient Near East. Yale University Press, London.

Online Resources:

Object-based Studies:

  • Blthazar, Judith W. 1990. Copper and Bronze Working in Early through Middle Bronze Age Cyprus. Paul Astroms Forlag, Jonsered.
  • Buchanan, Briggs. 1966. Catalogue of Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum Volume I. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  • Catling, H.W. 1961. !A new bronze sword from Cyprus". Antiquity 35, 115-122.
  • Catling, H.W. 1964. Cypriot Bronzework in the Mycenaean World. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  • Catling, H.W. 1969. "The Cypriot copper industry". Archaeologia Viva VI(3), 81-88.
  • Catling, H.W. 1971. "A Cypriot bronze satuette in the Bomford Collection". Alasia 1, 5-32.
  • Catling, H.W. 1984. "Workshop and Heirloom: Prehistoric Bronze Stands in the East Mediterranean". Reprinted from the Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 69-91.
  • Catling, H.W. 1986. Cypriot Bronzework- East or West? Acts of the International Archaeological Symposium: Cyprus between the Orient and the Occident, Nicosia 8-14 September 1985, 91-103.
  • Cross, Toni Marie. 1974. Bronze Tripods and Related Stands in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Twelfth through the Seventh Centuries BC. PhD Dissertation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Dalley, S. 1987. "Near Eastern patron deities of mining and smelting in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Ages". Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus 61-66.
  • Frankel, David. 1983. Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 7: Early and Middle Bronze Age Material in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology XX: 7. Paul Astroms Forlag, Gothenburg.
  • Maddin, Robert, Wheeler, T. & J. Muhly. 1977. "Tin in the ancient near east: old questions and new finds". Expedition 19:2, 35-47.
  • Schaeffer, C.F.A. 1965. "An Ingot God from Cyprus". Antiquity XXXIX, p.56-57.
  • Wedde, Michael. 2000. Towards a Hermeneutics of Aegean Bronze Age Ship Imagery. Peleus Studien zur archaeologie und geschichte griechenlands und zyperns. Band 6. Bibliopolis, Mannheim und Mohnesee.
  • Wheeler, Tamara, Robert Maddin & James Muhly. 1975. "Ingots and Bronze Age Copper Trade in the Mediterranean: A Progress Report". Expedition 17:4, 31-39.

Shipwrecks and Trade Links:

  • Bass, G.F. 1967. "Cape Gelidonya: a Bronze Age shipwreck". Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 57: 8, Philadelphia.
  • Bass, G.F. 1986. "A Bronze Age Shipwreck at Ulu Burun Kas.: 1984 Campaign". American Journal of Archaeology 90: 269-296.
  • Bass, G.F. 1987. "Oldest Known Shipwreck Reveals Splendors of the Bronze Age". National Geographic 172 6.: 692-733.
  • Bass, G.F. 1989. "Excavations at Ulu Burun Kas. 1987 Campaign. X". Kazi Sonuclari Toplantisi I: 307-321. Ankara.
  • Bass, G.F. & C. Pulak. 1989. "Excavations at Ulu Burun in 1986". American Journal of Archaeology 93: 1-12.
  • Cline, Eric H. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean. BAR International Series 591. Tempus Reparatum, Oxford.
  • Davies, W. Vivian & L. Schofield. 1995. Egypt, the Aegean and the Levant: Interconnections in the Second Millennium BC. British Museum Press, London.
  • Gale, N.H., ed. 1991. Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean. Paul Astroms Forlag, Jonsered.
  • Muhly, James. 1973. "Copper and Tin: The Distribution of mineral resources and the nature of the metals trade in the Bronze Age". Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 43 March 1973. New Haven, Connecticut, p. 155-535.
  • Pulak, C. 1988. "The Bronze Age Shipwreck at Ulu Burun, Turkey: 1985 Campaign". American Journal of Archaeology 92: 1-37.
  • Pulak, C. & C. Haldane. 1988. "Ulu Burun. The Late Bronze Age Shipwreck: The Fourth Excavation Campaign". Institute of Nautical Archaeology Newsletter 15 1.: 1-4.
  • http://ina.tamu.edu/capegelidonya.htm
  • http://ina.tamu.edu/ub_main.htm

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