Neolithic Cypriote Body Sherd of Red Lustrous WareCeramic Neolithic
4500 BCE - 4000 BCE
2 3/4 in. x 1 9/16 in. x 3/8 in. (7 cm x 3.9 cm x 1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.4002
Geography: Asia, Cyprus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
This object has the following keywords:
- Cypriote - Refers to the culture of the island of Cyprus, particularly during the Bronze Age from about 2300 to 1050 BCE.
- Neolithic - Refers to the final stage of Stone Age development of a human culture, characterized by sophisticated stone tools created by polishing or grinding, wide-spread domestication of animals and plants, settlement in permanent villages, and the appearance of pottery and weaving. Neolithic cultures first appeared during the Holocene Epoch, around 9,000 BCE, and survived in certain remote areas of the world into the 19th century. Artistic products include wooden and stone houses, religious monuments, fortifications, carvings, paintings, textiles, and pottery.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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