Excavations are now complete and the team is in the planning stages for studies and publication.
This Web site furnishes information about the ongoing investigations of Souskiou, Cyprus. The 3rd-4th millennium BCE site of Souskiou was discovered in the early 1950s when the excavators of the nearby Temple of Aphrodite in Palaepaphos sought to forestall looting of one of the Souskiou cemeteries. Three more projects from Cyprus and Germany continued to rescue evidence from this cemetery between 1972 and 1997. The site became famous for the wealth of recovered objects, especially iconic cruciform figurines and fantastic animal vases found inside the tombs. Since 2000 Edgar Peltenburg has led the University of Edinburgh Lemba Archaeological Research Centre team in survey and excavation of two other, previously unexplored components of the complex: the Laona settlement and cemetery. Research is carried out under licence from the Cyprus Department of Antiquities.