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Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations - Statue of Aphrodite

Early Villages

Traveling in primitive boats, the first settlers on Cyprus came from the Anatolian coast to the north, and from the Syrian shore to the east. They brought with them a wide variety of mainland plants and animals, including goats, pigs, deer, wheat, and barley. These early settlers reflect the Neolithic shift from hunting and gathering to farming and village life.

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