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In 1942, when the Hellenic Mines Corporation began mining a small copper ore-body at Ambelikou in northwest Cyprus, they found Middle Bronze Age pottery and ancient stone hammers in their underground shafts. This remains the earliest direct evidence for copper mining on the island, which has some of the most substantial copper deposits in the world. These discoveries led to several months of excavations at Ambelikou by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, which unfortunately were never published. This lecture tells the story of recent efforts to document and interpret the architecture and finds, some 70 years after the event, and reports on the discovery of evidence for mining, smelting and casting and of the earliest pottery production workshop yet known on Cyprus.
The 2013 Betty Fletcher Scholarship Award Presentation. Tim Hamlyn, winner of the 2012 scholarship, will present a report on his project, and the 2013 winner will be announced.