Cyprus and Sardinia in the Late Bronze Age: Nuragic table ware at Hala Sultan Tekke

Maria G. Gradoli, Paula Waiman-Barak, Teresa Bürge, Zachary C. Dunseth, Johannes H. Sterba, Fulvia Lo Schiavo, Mauro Perra, Serena Sabatini, Peter M. Fischer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


In the course of the Swedish excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, table ware and domestic pottery of unknown provenance were discovered in offering pits dating to the 13th century BCE. These vessels comprise six hand-made and black burnished vessels, all of which have close typological parallels in the Nuragic culture of Sardinia. Comparative petrographic investigation confirmed their Sardinian provenance. Other archaeometric analyses include FTIR on the Cypriot and Sardinian material, and NAA on the Sardinian vessels from Hala Sultan Tekke. These vessels further extend the nature of intercultural relations of the site, which comprise a vast area including the Aegean, Anatolia, the Levant and Egypt. The paper presents the archaeometric results and briefly discusses their implication for Cypro-Sardinian connections in the Late Bronze Age.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102479
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Author(s)


  • Eastern Mediterranean archaeology
  • Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus
  • Late Bronze Age
  • NAA
  • Petrography
  • Provenance studies
  • Sardinian/Nuragic table ware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology


Dive into the research topics of 'Cyprus and Sardinia in the Late Bronze Age: Nuragic table ware at Hala Sultan Tekke'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this