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The archaeological site. Pyla-Kokkinokremos is a Late Bronze Age archaeological site, located near the village of Pyla in the Larnaca District, on the south-east coast of Cyprus. The fortified settlement is dating to the late 13th century BC. The site rises up from a hill and was occupied for a very short period, less then fifty years, and never inhabited again. Despite the short life time, the site shows evidence of an intense trade life, with a surprising variety in its material culture, comprising imported Mycenaean, Minoan, Sardinian, Hittite and Canaanite as well as local Cypriot artefacts.
Why the Sardinia jar? A fragmented achromic jar, of Sardinian provenance, was used as test for the reassembly phase. During a previous project at the Cyprus Institute the fragments of this dataset were already placed virtually in their original position. Thus it constituted an excellent benchmark dataset for the reassembly based on the geometric characteristic of the pieces.