Tenta, Cyprus

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Tenta, also known as Kalavasos-Tenta or Tenda, is a Neolithic settlement in Cyprus, 4 km south of Kalavasos in the Larnaca District. It was discovered in 1947 by Porphyrios Dikaios.

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It became a settlement in the New Stone Age.[1][additional citation(s) needed]

Archaeological excavations[edit]

It was excavated by a team from the Brandeis University[2] from 1976 to 1984—under Ian Todd's leadership. Excavations were carried out each summer from 1976 though 1979, and a final summer season took place in 1984. The excavations were funded for the first four seasons by the National Science Foundation (USA).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ According to chart on the wall in exhibit room number 1 at the Larnaca District Museum
  2. ^ Stylianou, Philippos (17–23 June 2011). "Archaeological excavations". Retrieved 11 February 2013.


  • McCarthy, Caroline (2006). Demetra Papaconstantinou (ed.). The meaning of context for changing interpretations of the Cypriot aceramic Neolithic (Deconstructing context. A critical approach to archaeological practice ed.). Oxford: Oxbow Books/David Brown Book Co. pp. 79–97. ISBN 978-1-84217-204-9.
  • Todd, Ian A.; Douglas Baird (1987). Excavations at Kalavasos-Tenta (Vasilikos Valley Project 6 Vol. 1 ed.). Gothenburg: Paul Åströms förlag. ISBN 978-91-86098-48-3.
  • Todd, Ian A. (2005). Excavations at Kalavasos-Tenta (Studies in Mediterranean archaeology 71/7 ed.). Gothenburg: Paul Åströms förlag.

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Coordinates: 34°45′09″N 33°18′11″E / 34.75250°N 33.30306°E / 34.75250; 33.30306