(Cambridge University Press) Smith uses Kition, a city in ancient Cyprus, as the site of her examination of social and political change that swept through the Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age and into the Iron Age. She scrutinizes and interprets Kition’s architecture, sculpture, and ceramics to learn more about the city and its development. Her study emphasizes the placement and scale of images and how they reveal the development of social and economic control at Kition from its establishment in the 13th century BC until the development of a centralized form of government by the Phoenicians, backed by the Assyrian king, in 707 BC. Smith is an Associate Professional Specialist in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.