Transitional period between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Most Chalcolithic settlements are found in Western Cyprus, where a fertility cult developed. Copper is being discovered and exploited on a small scale.
The Chalcolithic period is best described as the in-between or transitional period, between the Stone & Bronze Ages. Despite the fact that the Chalcolithic period was at least 1500 years pre Bronze Age, this was still the period that bronze was first discovered, and exploited on a very small minimal scale.
Cyprus was the site of early Phoenician and Greek colonies. For centuries its rule passed through many hands. It fell to the Turks in 1571, and a large Turkish colony settled on the island.
In World War I, at the outbreak of hostilities with Turkey, Britain annexed the island. It was declared a Crown colony in 1925. The Greek population, which regarded Greece as its mother country, sought self-determination and union (enosis) with Greece. In... [continues]
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