Potamia-Hagios Sozomenos, la constitution des paysages dans l’Orient médiéval Potamia

Cette mission est pilotée par LA3M, Ecole Française d’Athènes, Département d’histoire et d’archéologie de l’Université de Chypre et dirigée par N. Lécuyer, Dimitri Michelides (LA3M, Ecole Française d’Athènes, Département d’histoire et d’archéologie de l’Université de Chypre).

2000 → 2005


Potamia, Chypre.

Effectif du LA3M engagé

Participants : Andreas Nicolaïdes Lucy Vallauri Henri Amouric Guergana Guionova

Responsables d'études : Véronique François


The ceramics studied have been brought to light in the course of a survey and an archaeological project on the topic La constitution des paysages en Orient médiéval : Potamia / Agios-Sozomenos  which has started in 2000 under the auspices of the Ecole Française d’Athènes, in collaboration with the CNRS-LA3M and the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus. This multidisciplinary project was supervised by N. Lécuyer, D. Michaelides, A. Nicolaïdes and G. Grivaud. The aim of the project was to explore an area of ​​10 km square to analyze the chronology and history of occupation and land-use. The program, which focuses from the Byzantine period to the end of the Ottoman rule, started with a general survey of the area and covers many fields of research such as archaeology and art history, anthropology, geomorphology and hydrology. This multidisciplinary project will provide a picture, as complete as possible, of the evolution of the settlement and the landscape through this long period. The study of the pottery collected during the survey and the excavations in Lusignan manor and in the Water mill Paleomylos yieldednew data on the production of local or regional Cypriot ceramics and ceramic trade originating from the western and eastern basins of the Mediterranean, dated from the 12th to the 19thc.