Contribution to Book
I. Potmarks from the Limassol area tombs
The excavation of any Late Cypriote site settlement, tomb, shipwreck usually yields pottery marked with incised, impressed, or painted signs. The collection of marked pottery presented here is significant especially because it fills in the heretofore geographic lacuna between the substantial assemblages of Late Cypriote potmarks discovered in the Kouris (Smith 2012) and Vasilikos (E. Masson 1989; Cadogan, Driessen, and Ferrara 2009, 145) River Valleys. Smith has demonstrated how much marked pottery, considered in the context of other indications of administrative control, can reveal about the administrative, economic, and political organization of a region. The Vasilikos Valley merits similar treatment. In between there are now these twenty-eight marked vases from the Limassol district too few to indicate clearly how this region fitted into or rubbed against the marking practices used by its neighbours, but a start and, it is hoped, a promise of more.
Vassos Karageorghis & Yiannis Violaris
Municipality of Limassol
Hirschfeld, N. (2012). Appendix IV: Potmarks. In V. Karageorghis & Y. Violaris (Eds.), Tombs of the Late Bronze Age in the Limassol Area, Cyprus (17th - 13th centuries BC) (pp. 289-299). Municipality of Limassol.
Tombs of the Late Bronze Age in the Limassol Area, Cyprus (17th - 13th centuries BC)