Quye, Anita and Ritson, S (1998) 'Evidence for wax on pottery from the Pithos House'. In: Diane Bolger, Edgar Peltenburg, Anita Quye, Sarah Ritson and F. M. K. Stephen 'Pottery archive report'. In: Lemba archaeological project, Cyprus: Excavations at Kissonerga-Mosphilia 1979-1992. University of Edinburgh Department of Archaeology Occasional Paper, 2,1B 1 (19). University of Edinburgh Department of Archaeology, Edinburgh, pp. 169-171. ISBN 0144-3313

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An interesting mid-third millennium BC structure, the Pithos House, was uncovered during excavations at Kissonerga-Mosphilia. Circular (c. 10 m Diam) with a central hearth like others at this site, it was somewhat unusual in respect of the extraordinary amount of ceramic debris covering the floor. Although the building had been destroyed by fire, the hearth had not apparently been used, being choked with unfired clay fragments.

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Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Conservation and Analytical Research
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:54
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:54
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2293

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