Of Cows, Copper and Cult: The Early Bronze Age of Cyprus

May 24
10:30am - 11:30am

The Community Room

Presented by Stuart Swiny
The island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean had a wave of settlers that changed their traditional life. Around 2500 BC the introduction of cattle, copper mining, and new types of religious beliefs, correspond to the beginning of the Early Bronze Age. Archaeologist Stuart Swiny shares his work in excavating the first Cyprus village of this period, which has helped chronicle the development of complex society on Cyprus.
Archaeologist and Dover resident Stuart Swiny is the former Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute and is Curator at Dover’s Sawin Museum.
This program is offered in partnership with the Dover Council on Aging and the Dover Historical Society.