Project:

Treatments of the Dead in Chalcolithic Cyprus


Project Leader(s): Dr Kirsi O. Lorentz (Newcastle University)
Sponsors: Munro Funds

This project aims to provide a unique view of the population and the complex, secondary burial practices (in communal burial facilities) at the Chalcolithic cemetery site of Souskiou-Laona. This cemetery is the only Chalcolithic cemetery in Cyprus on which rigorous archaeological and physical anthropological recording in the field has been conducted. Further, the project aims to be agenda setting in its treatment of commingled human skeletal remains, human remains from looted and disturbed contexts, and its emphasis on the application of scientific methods of analysis to human remains.