Not only are unearthed structures and finds in the north are deliberately ignored but also new scientific knowledge acquired through them is prevented from entering into the international literature. Present archaeological evidence originating from Northern Cyprus is regarded as non-existent and excluded from scholarly discussions.
Based on some selected examples, this lecture will show how the current political division of the island harms independent research and consequently leads to the development of biased archaeology. It will question the scientific validity of the research status of Cypriot archeology as it is accepted today in the international literature. It will finally offer proposals to break this vicious circle and argue for more holistic and impartial approaches despite of unsolved political problems
October 22, 2021 – 19.00
October 22, 2021 – 20.00