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Professor Cyprian Broodbank

Professor Cyprian Broodbank

Division of Archaeology

Comparative approaches to the archaeology and history of all periods in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions


Office Phone: +44 (0)207 679 7523

Biography:

  • Co-director of Kythera Island Project, an inter-disciplinary research programme based on a key stepping-stone island in the southwest Aegean, whose strategic aim is the exploration of insular dynamics from a long-term perspective, with a specific emphasis on the phenomenon of ‘minoanisation’. KIP is based around an intensive field survey supported by GIS, geoarchaeology, scientific analyses of pottery and metallurgical remains, as well as archival and botanical research.
  • Writing projects include The Making of the Middle Sea, an holistic interpretative synthesis of Mediterranean prehistory from the Lower Palaeolithic to the threshold of the Classical world, to be published in 2010 by Thames and Hudson. A previous book, An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades, won the James R. Wiseman Prize of the Archaeological Institute of America (2002) and Runciman Prize of the Anglo-Hellenic League and National Bank of Greece (2001).

Research Interests

  • Interests focus on comparative approaches to the archaeology and history of all periods in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions (with a concentration to date on the early Aegean); the archaeology and ethnography of islands and seafaring from a global perspective; and the analysis of large-scale change in world prehistory.