2023: Decentring the archaeology of West Asia: reconsidering early trade networks and social complexities. By Bleda Düring. This is the lecture presented by Bleda on the occassion of his inauguration as professor at Leiden University.
2023: The 2015-2017 Excavations at the Chalcolithic Site of Chlorakas-Palloures on Cyprus. By Bleda Düring, Victor Klinkenberg, Ellon Souter, Paul Croft, and Michelle Gamble. This article is the first comprehensive site report, covering the first three seasons of excavations at Palloures. Inside you will find a lot of information about the project, the buildings, artefacts, and human and animal bones.
2022: Inequality before the Bronze Age: the case of Chalcolithic Cyprus. By Victor Klinkenberg and Bleda Düring. In one of the first years of Palloures, we found a huge building, ‘Building 1’. It measures 14 meters in diameter, and so is one of the largest buildings of prehistoric Cyprus. Elsewhere, the existence of such large buildings is equated with inequalities in wealth and status. In this paper, we discuss how Chalcolithic Cyprus fits in this framework, or how it may change it.
2022: Building biographies of the Cypriot Chalcolithic. By Victor Klinkenberg. This article focussess on the life stages of Chalcolithic buildings: how were they erected, used and abandonned? Why were some buildings much larger than others, and why are some buildings burnt to the ground, while others are simply left to collapse?
2021: Building Function through Micromorphology of Floors at Chalcolithic Chlorakas-Palloures, Cyprus. By Victor Klinkenberg. In this paper, the floors of buidlings from our site are investigated using micromorphology. It shows just how changeable these houses were – they were constantly renovated and no two floors looked the same.
2021: Crafting Values in Chalcolithic Cyprus and Anatolia. By Bleda Düring. This paper deals with craftmanship and ancient economies. It discusses how figurines were valued in Chalcolithic Cyprus, by comparing them to Marlboro cigarettes and mobile phones.
2021: Transformative copper metallurgy in Chalcolithic Cyprus: a reappraisal. By Bleda Düring, Sarah De Ceuster, Patrick Degryse and Vasiliki Kassianidou. This detailed article in the renowned Antiquity journal, describes how a major find from Palloures has inspired a fresh perspective on how people in the Copper Age interacted with metals.
2021: The potential and problems of volumetric 3D modeling in archaeological stratigraphic analysis: A case study from Chlorakas-Palloures, Cyprus by Marina Gavryushkina. As a PhD candidate, Marina investigates how we can best document all layers in our excavation using 3D techniques. This article describes the results from the first three years of excavating and documenting.
2019: Excavations at Chlorakas-Palloures: New Light on Chalcolithic Cyprus by Bleda Düring, Victor Klinkenberg, Harry Pareskeva, Paul Croft, Ellon Souter and Till Sonnemann. This article gives an overview of our project aims and the results of the first excavation season in 2015.
2018: Metal Artefacts in Chalcolithic Cyprus: New data from Western Cyprus. By Bleda Düring, Victor Klinkenberg, Harry Paraskeva, Lina Kassianidou, Ellon Souter, Paul Croft, and Andreas Charalambous. This article, published in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, discusses the spectacular discovery of a copper axe, stone axe, and fish hooks from Palloures.
2017: De opgravingen van Chlorakas-Palloures. Een Chalcolithische nederzetting op Cyprus. By Victor Klinkenberg. This article describes (in Dutch) the results of the first two seasons of excavation at Palloures.
2016: Chlorakas-Palloures, research into the Middle and Late Chalcolithic of Cyprus by Victor Klinkenberg and Bleda Düring is a brief introduction of our project aims (in Dutch).
2015: Press release after the 2015 season by Bleda Düring. A brief account of the 2015 findings.