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Title: Rural Malta : first results of the joint Belgo-Maltese survey project
Authors: Docter, Roald F.
Vella, Nicholas C.
Cutajar, Nathaniel
Bonanno, Anthony
Pace, Anthony
Anastasi, Maxine
Bechtold, Babette
Dapper, Martin De
Dierkens, Guy
Garsallah, Soumaya
Goossens, Rudi
Maraoui Telmini, Boutheina
Nacef, Jihene
Nuttens, Timothy
Ruiz i Cano, Xavier
Spiteri, Mevrick
Stal, Cornelis
Van de Put, Winfred
Vella, Clive
Verdonck, Lieven
Wood, John
Zerafa, Renata
Keywords: Archaeological surveying -- Malta
Archaeological site location -- Malta
Malta -- History -- Phoenician and Punic period, 8th century B.C.-218 B.C.
Carthaginians -- Malta
Olive oil mills -- Malta
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: BABESCH
Citation: Docter, R. F. et al. (2012). Rural Malta : first results of the joint Belgo-Maltese survey project. BABESCH, 87, 107-149.
Abstract: The paper presents the first interdisciplinary results of a joint survey project in the north-west of Malta, with finds ranging from the Prehistoric till the Early Modern period. Three permanently inhabited sites were encountered dating to at least the late 6th or early 5th century BCE, with a clearer attestation in the Hellenistic/Roman and Late Antique periods. The resulting reconstructed settlement pattern of the Phoenician/Punic period suggests a managed landscape that seems to be a good reflexion of what is happening in North Africa and elsewhere in the central and western Mediterranean. At least from the Roman period on, these sites seem to have specialised on the production of olive oil.
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