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The Theory Of Coastal Abandonment During Times Of Warfare And Piracy Applied To The Island Of Cyprus During The Crusades

Author(s): Tyler M Caldwell

Year: 2017

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Summary

This poster will outline the ten coastal fortifications that ring Cyprus. Using GIS this poster will show the line of site of these fortifications. The line of site will include the Mediterranean Sea. Using this data, it will be possible to extract distance from the shore, and from that it will be possible to calculate reaction time for the population to retreat inland during a raid. The Crusader Era was chosen specifically due to the fact that piracy and raiding was heavily present around Cyprus. Three of the fortifications were specifically placed along the Kyrenia mountain range to be lookouts for raiders. The long term goal is to compare the different occupational periods of Cyprus, changing hangs six times during the Crusades, using the layers ability within GIS. 


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The Theory Of Coastal Abandonment During Times Of Warfare And Piracy Applied To The Island Of Cyprus During The Crusades. Tyler M Caldwell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435569)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 400

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America