P. Bordreuil and F. Malbran-Labat, “Les archives de la maison d’Ourtenou,” Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (April-June 1995), pp. 443–449; F. Malbran-Labat, “Nouvelles données épigraphiques sur Chypre et Ougarit,” Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus (1999), pp. 121–123; Marguerite Yon, “Chypre et Ougarit à la fin du Bronze Récent,” Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus (1999), pp. 113–118 ; G. Galliano and Y. Calvet, Le royaume d’Ougarit: aux origines de l’alphabet (Lyon: Musée des Beaux-Arts, 2004), p. 108, no. 80; p. 188; no. 177.


Yuval Goren, Israel Finkelstein and Nadav Na’aman, Inscribed in Clay: Provenance Study of the Amarna Letters and other Ancient Near Eastern Texts (Tel Aviv University, Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, 2004); and “Mineralogical and Chemical Study of the Amarna Tablets: Provenance Study of the Amarna Tablets,” Near Eastern Archaeology 65 (2002), pp. 196–205; Goren, Shlomo Bunimovitz, Finkelstein and Na’aman, “The Location of Alashiya: New Evidence from Petrographic Investigation of Alashiyan Tablets from El-Amarna and Ugarit,” American Journal of Archaeology 107/2 (2003), pp. 233–255.


Goren, Inscribed in Clay, pp. 49–50, 61–75.


See, among numerous other publications, Ian A. Todd, Vasilikos Valley Project 1: The Bronze Age Cemetery in Kalavasos Village (Göteborg: Paul Åströms Förlag, 1986); and Vasilikos Valley Project 6: Excavations at Kalavasos-Tenta I (Göteborg: Paul Åströms Förlag, 1987); Alison K. South, Pamela Russell, and Priscilla S. Keswani, Vasilikos Valley Project 3: Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios II. Ceramics, Objects, Tombs, Specialist Studies (Göteborg: Paul Åströms Förlag, 1989); Ian A. Todd, “The Vasilikos Valley: Its Place in Cypriot and Near Eastern Prehistory” in Go to the Land I Will Show You: Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young, Joseph E. Coleson and Victor H. Matthews, eds. (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1996), pp. 317–351; Ian A. Todd and Paul Croft, Vasilikos Valley Project 8: Excavations at Kalavasos-Ayious (Göteborg: Paul Åströms Förlag, 2004).


Goren, Inscribed in Clay, pp. 57–60.


A. Bernard Knapp, ed., Sources for the History of Cyprus. Volume II: Near Eastern and Aegean Texts from the Third to the First Millennia BC (Altamont, NY: Greece and Cyprus Research Center, 1996).


I refer to your two paragraphs beginning “One of the main justifications …” and “At least by Roman times …”


Michael Heltzer, “The Trade of Crete and Cyprus with Syria and Mesopotamia and their Eastern Tin-Sources in the XVIII-XVII Centuries B.C.,” Minos 24 (1989), pp. 7–28; Eric H. Cline, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford: Tempus Reparatum, 1994), pp. 24–27, 126–128.