Context database of artifact counts for spaces in which board games were found in Bronze Age Cyprus

Summary

This dataset contains artifact counts for every space in Bronze Age Cypriot settlements in which game boards were found. Artifact classes are explained in:

Crist, Walter. 2016. Games of Thrones: Board Games and Social Complexity in Bronze Age Cyprus. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Arizona State University.

Cite this Record

Context database of artifact counts for spaces in which board games were found in Bronze Age Cyprus. Walter Crist. 2014 ( tDAR id: 448157) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8448157

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Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: individual Units

Prehistoric Bronze Age (Early Bronze Age-Middle Bronze Age II) spaces in settlement units in which board games were found. Artifact counts by type.

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Imported Small Bowl Drab Polished Blue Core (DPBC) small bowl, Black Polished (BP) small bowl
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Imported Juglet DPBC juglet, BP bottle
BIGINT  Count uncategorized none none
Unit/ Building # Specific spaces
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Unit none none
Games Number of games
BIGINT  Count uncategorized none none
Architectural Features Number of Architectural Features: post support, platform, threshold, bench, soclestone, pivot stone, tethering stone
BIGINT  Count Provenience and Context : Context none none
Lime Plaster Features Number of : plaster mortar, lime plaster bins, lime plaster
BIGINT  Count Architecture : Material none none
Picrolite Number of: picrolite, unworked picrolite, worked picrolite, picrolite debitage
BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Pounders/Rubbers Number of : pounders, rubbers, rubber-pounders
BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Grinding Equipment Number of: querns, rubbing stones, grinders, grinding surface, pestle
BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Receptacles Number of: mortars, limestone platters, troughs, stone bowls, stone basins
BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Percussion ToolsI Number of: hammerstones, pecking stones, stone axes, perforated hammers, maceheads, chopping stones
BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Weaving Materials Number of: loomweights, spindle whorls, stone weights
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Dippers RP dipper, RP Mott dipper
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Griddles RP Mott griddle, griddle
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Cooking Pots RP cooking pot, RP Mott cooking pot
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Storage Vessels RP storage vessel, RP Mott storage vessel
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Coarse Ware basin BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Coarse Ware Mealing Bin BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Coarse Ware Tray BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Shell unworked shell
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Bucranium modified cattle skull
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Imported Serving/Drinking DPBC Tankard, DPBC Jug
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Worked Shell Number of: shell bead, shell fragments, dentalium shell
BIGINT  Count Shell : Count none none
Personal Ornaments Number of: bead, terracotta button/toggle, bone bead, bone pendant
BIGINT  Count Other : Index none none
Copper Tools Number of copper tools
BIGINT  Count Metal : Count none none
Copper Smelting Number of copper slag, copper ore
BIGINT  Count Metal : Count none none
Pointed Bone Implements Number of: bone needle, bone point, bone awl
BIGINT  Count Fauna : Count none none
Heirloom Large Bowl Chalcolithic large bowl, Red Polished Philia (RPP) large bowl, Proto Red Slip (PRS) large bowl
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Heirloom Small Bowl Chalcolithic small bowl, RPP small bowl, PRS small bowl, White Painted Philia small bowl, BCS small bowl,
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Chalco Storage Jar Chalcolithic Storage Vessel
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Juglet RP juglet, RP juglet w/ relief, RP gourd flask, RP Mott juglet, RP gourd juglet
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Spouted Vessels RP spouted jug, RP spouted amphora, RP large spouted bowl, RP cutaway spout, RP Mott spouted bowl, trough spouts
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Pan RP pan
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Jug RP jug, RP Mott jug
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Amphorae RP amphora, RP Mott amphora
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Jar/Amphora RP Mott jar/amphora, RP jar/amphora
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Jars RP jar, RP Mott jar
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Small Bowls Black-topped bowl, RP small bowl, RP bowl with string impression, RP miniature bowl, RP Mott bowl
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Large Bowls Red Polished (RP) large bowl, RP Mott large bowl
BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none

Table Information: MA

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Core BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Blade BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Pig Bones BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Deer Bones BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Sheep/Goat bone BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Cattle Bone BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Pithos BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Cooking Pot BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Coarse Ware Mealing Bin BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
BSC Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
WPP Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PRS Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PRS Large Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RPP Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RPP Large Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Gourd Juglet BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP gourd flask BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Juglet BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Spouted Vessel BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Pan BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Jug BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Jar BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Large Bowls BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Black-topped Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PBI BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PO BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
WSh BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
WM BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PI BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Rec BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
GE BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
P/R/R-P BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
FP/S BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
LF BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
AF BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Games BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Unit/ Building # VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Table Information: ProBA

Protohistoric Bronze Age (Middle Bronze Age III - Late Bronze Age) spaces in which games were found on Cyprus

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Unit/ Building # VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Unit none none
# of Games BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Pithos BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
el-Lisht Jug BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
MYC III:A Pilgrim Flask BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Coarse Wheelmade Amphoriskos BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
PWW Crater BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Canaanite Jar BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
BS "Teacup" BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
BS "Teapot" BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Griddle BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Jug BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Spouted Bowls BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Bowls BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Copper Artifacts BIGINT  Count Metal : Count none none
Copper Production BIGINT  Count Metal : Count none none
Lumps of unbaked clay BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Terracotta Figurine BIGINT  Count Ceramic : Count none none
Personal Ornaments BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Whetstone BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Weaving Material BIGINT  Count Other : Index none none
Percussion Instruments BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Receptacles BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Grinding Equipment BIGINT  Uncoded Value Ground Stone : Count none none
Pounders/Rubbers BIGINT  Count Ground Stone : Count none none
Lime Features BIGINT  Count Architecture : Material none none
Hearth BIGINT  Count Architecture : Other none none
Architectural Features BIGINT  Count Architecture : Other none none

Table Information: SK

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Sh BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Griddle BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Cooking Pot BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
CW Storage Jar BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Coarse Ware Tray BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Coarse Ware basin BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
DPBC Jug BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
DPBC Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
DPBC Juglet BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
DPBC Tankard BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Jar/Amphora BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Jug BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Composite Vessel BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Amphora BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Storage Vessel BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Large bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Dipper BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Spouted bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Cooking Pot BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Mott Griddle BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Dipper BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Rp Cooking Pot BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Juglet BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Spouted Vessel BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Jug BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Amphora BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Jar/Amphora BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Small Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
RP Large Bowls BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
BL (Chalco) Large Bowl BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Bucranium BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PBI BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
CuS BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
CuT BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PO BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
WSh BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
WM BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
WS BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
PI BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Rec BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
GE BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
P/R/R-P BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Pic BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
FP/S BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
LF BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
AF BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Games BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Unit/ Building # VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Walter Crist

Source Collections

Cyprus Museum, Nicosia; Larnaka District Archaeological Museum, Larnaka; Paphos Districy Archaeological Museum, Paphos; Kourion Museum, Episkopi

File Information

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This dataset contains artifact counts for every space in Bronze Age Cypriot settlements in which game boards were found. Artifact classes are explained in: Crist, Walter. 2016. Games of Thrones: Board Games and Social Complexity in Bronze Age Cyprus. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Arizona State University.
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    Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated: