Contribution to Book
Thirty-two-year-old Joan du Plat Taylor and her friend Judith Dobell [Stylianou] must have created a stir when they arrived at the field offices of the Cyprus Mining Corporation in 1938. For one thing, Joan probably drove, and the sight of an English-woman driving would have been cause enough for comment among the villagers. The few photographs of Joan's cars which survive depict vehicles overflowing with the accoutrements of field excavation, large bundles tied to the roof and hanging off the rear of the wagon. And always dogs perched among the piles of baggage. The road up the Marathasa Valley was not paved, and women and dogs and bumping bundles must have presented a dusty, raucous show as they lurched their way through small villages on the way to the mines.
Barbara Kling, James David Muhly
Paul Åströms Förlag
Hirschfeld, N. (2007). Joan du Plat Taylor: The road to Apliki. In B. Kling & J. D. Muhly (Vol. Eds.), Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology: Vol. 134. Joan Du Plat Taylor’s excavations at the Late Bronze Age mining settlement at Apliki Karamallos, Cyprus (pp. 3-6). Sävedalen, Sweden: Paul Åströms Förlag.
Joan Du Plat Taylor’s Excavations at the Late Bronze Age Mining Settlement at Apliki Karamallos