neolithic Cyprus

Cyprus had a neolithic age that lasted from about 8500 to 3900 BC. During this time, the island’s inhabitants transitioned from being mostly hunters and gatherers to primarily agriculturalists. The period saw the beginning of sedentary settlements, the cultivation of crops like wheat and barley, and the domestication of animals like goats and pigs. Pottery was also introduced during this time, and trade relationships were formed with nearby regions. The Neolithic period on Cyprus is characterized by notable archaeological sites such as Choirokoitia, Khirokitia, and Tenta.

Location of Tenta

Bibliography: Wikipedia contributors. (2022). Prehistoric Cyprus. Wikipedia.

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