The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project carried out interdisciplinary survey in a 160-sq km landscape in the northern Troodos Mountains of Cyprus, between 2000 and 2004. Our central aim was to investigate the relationship between people and their environment, from the Neolithic period to the present day. We did so by employing a range of interdisciplinary techniques related to archaeological and geomorphological survey and mapping. In addition, we investigated the area's architecture, botany, and documentary and oral history, as well as the history of mining, metallurgy and agriculture in the region.
geobotany, archaeometuallurgy X-rays, spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope, thermoluminescence dating, radiocarbon dating, plough zone seeding experiment
-How is social organization manifested in the landscape and what environmental factors are associated with different types of social organization?
-What long term impacts do changes in land use and land cover have on social structures?
-What is the nature and development of resource exploitation?
-What impact do imperialism and other external political controls have on the landscape, and vice versa?
-To what extent can we improve our understanding of local modes of production, trade and social organization through spatial and fabric analyses of utilitarian pottery?