Monumentality, Place-making and Social Interaction on Late Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 17) - Kevin D. Fisher

Monumentality, Place-making and Social Interaction on Late Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 17) - Kevin D. Fisher

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Monumentality, Place-making and Social Interaction on Late Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 17) - Kevin D. Fisher

Kevin D. Fisher [+-]
University of British Columbia
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Kevin D. Fisher is Associate Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at the University of British Columbia. He has been involved in archaeological fieldwork in Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Peru, Guatemala, Canada, and the US and is currently Co-director of the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project in Cyprus. He is co-editor of Making Ancient Cities: Space and Place in Early Urban Societies (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

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This monograph adopts an integrative approach to investigate how Cypriot elites employed monumental architecture as a means of advancing their sociopolitical power during the Late Bronze Age (LBA; c. 1750-1050 BC). Using such an approach, archaeologists studying ancient societies elsewhere in the Mediterranean should be able to analyze the relationship between the built environment and human behaviour. Monumental buildings on Late Bronze Age Cyprus provided contexts for social interactions, such as ceremonial feasting and religious rituals, that created social bonds or emphasized social distance as the sociopolitical objectives of interaction required. More than just spaces, these contexts were socially-constructed places, imbued with identity and memory, that played an integral role in social organization during this transformative period. The integrative approach emphasizes the role of buildings in controlling movement and encounter and in serving as the contexts for interactions through which sociopolitical structures are developed, maintained, transformed and reproduced. It investigates this using an interdisciplinary methodology that integrates access analysis with nonverbal communication and visibility analyses.

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Fisher, Kevin D. . Data Tables. Monumentality, Place-making and Social Interaction on Late Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 17). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2023. ISBN 9781845534042. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24640. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24640. Feb 2023

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