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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
CY157
Project Name:
Lemba Archaeological Project (LAP)
Project Description:
1) Evaluate settlements patterns in areas of contrasting environments and topography. 2) The project was designed to rectify the omission of cyprus and its civilizations by multi-site excavations within a single cluster of sites.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
Munro Fund
British Academy
Moray Endowment Fund
British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Dates of Operation:
From: 1976     To: 2000
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Bogler et al 2000

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Cyprus
Province:
Location:
North Ktima Lowlands
Ancient Regions:

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Paul Croft
Address:
Lemba Archaeological Research Center, LEMBA 8260, Paphos District, CYPRUS
E-mail:
Paulcroft@cytanet.com.cy
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 357 6 642697 )
Investigator Name:
E. J. Pettenburg, University Of Edinburgh
Address:
Dept. of Archaeology, Old High School, 12 Infirmary St., Edinburgh EH1 1LT, SCOTLAND
E-mail:
e.peltenburg@ed.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
phone:( (0044)(0)131 6502379 )
fax:( (0044)(0)131 6502378 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 600
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
website
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Late Neolithic
Years:
From: BC 5800     To: BC 5500
Period:
Late Chalcolithic
Years:
From: BC 2800     To: BC 2400

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 5  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (10 m x 10 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Bolger, D.; McCartney, C.; and Peltenburg, E. (2000), Archaeological field survey in Cyprus: Past history, future totentrals: proceedings of a conference held by the archaeological research unit of cypruse 'regional interaction in the prehistoric west: Lemba archaeological project western Cyprus survey, 105-123




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