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206 pages

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Published May 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784911270

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The late prehistory of Malta: Essays on Borġ in-Nadur and other sites

Edited by Davide Tanasi, Nicholas C. Vella

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Borg in-Nadur, Malta, is a major multi-period site, with archaeological remains that span several thousand years. Excavations were carried out here in 1881 and again in 1959. This volume provides an exhaustive account of the stratigraphy, the pottery, the lithic assemblages, the bones, and the molluscs.



Introduction (Davide Tanasi and Nicholas C. Vella) ;

Part I: The site and finds ;
1. The excavations by David H. Trump, 1959 (Nicholas C. Vella) ;
2. A defensive wall with towers at Borġ in-Nadur (Giuseppe Terranova) ;
3. The pottery from excavation campaigns of David H. Trump (1959) at the settlement of Borġ in-Nadur (Davide Tanasi) ;
4. Archaeometric characterization of Middle Bronze Age pottery from the settlement at Borġ in-Nadur (Germana Barone, Paolo Mazzoleni, Simona Raneri, Davide Tanasi, Alessandro Giuffrida) ;
5. A leaf impression on a pottery sherd from the settlement at Borġ in-Nadur: a note (Giuseppe Baiamonte) ;
6. The stone artefacts from the settlement at Borġ in-Nadur (Damiano Bracchitta) ;
7. The prehistoric shells and fossils from Borġ in-Nadur (Katrin Fenech and Patrick J. Schembri) ;
8. Skeletal remains from Borġ in-Nadur (Andrea Messina and Davide Tanasi) ;

Part II: Additional studies ;
9. The Early Bronze Age in the Maltese islands (Alberto Cazzella and Giulia Recchia) ;
10. The Bronze Age settlement at il-Qlegħa tal-Baħrija, Malta: notes on the rock-cut features (David Cardona and MariaElena Zammit) ;
11. Borġ in-Nadur pottery abroad: a report from the Sicilian necropoleis of Thapsos and Matrensa (Davide Tanasi) ;
12. Sacred stones: meaning visitors and spaces at Borġ in-Nadur (Iona Muscat)