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Title: Ghajn Klieb, (Rabat, Malta)
Authors: Vella, Nicholas C.
Borda, Kevin
Briffa, Josef M.
Fenech, Katrin
Grinde, Kristi
Scerri, Eleanor
Sisk, Matthew
Stoger, Hanna
Zammit, Maria Elena
Keywords: Ghajn Klieb (Rabat, Malta) -- History
Rabat (Malta) -- History
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Malta -- 20th century
Archaeology -- Malta -- History
Zammit, Themistocles, 1864-1935
Archaeological surveying -- Malta
Archaeology -- Methodology -- Malta
University of Malta. Faculty of Arts. Department of Classics and Archaeology
Rabat (Malta) -- History -- To 870
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: The Archaeological Society
Citation: Vella, N.C., Borda, K., Briffa, J.M., Fenech, K., Grinde, K., Scerri, E., ... Zammit, M.E. (2001). Ghajn Klieb, Rabat (Malta). Malta Archaeological Review, 4, 10-16
Abstract: Between October and December 1999 a team of local and foreign undergraduates from the University of Malta carried out a survey of the site at Ghajn Klieb outside Rabat. The exercise constituted the practical part of a unit on the Principles of Archaeological Surveying directed by Dr Nicholas Vella of the Department of Classics & Archaeology. For the survey the team was joined by Hanna Stager, a graduate of the same department, who also researched some of the references used in this article. Initial reconnaissance of the site was carried out on 15 October 1999 with Nathaniel Cutajar and Michelle B uhagiar, Curator and Assistant Curator respectively at the National Museum of Archaeology. The scatter of surface ceramics and the existence of previously known and unknown features revealed the extent and potential of the site. It was decided that the locality of Ghajn Klieb warranted systematic study that could be carried out in various stages, with the longterm aim being an assessment of human activity and cultural behaviour at the site. The Museums Department gave the go-ahead for this project, and permission to collect the surface ceramics was granted. This short report is intended to give an outline of the work undertaken to date. Emphasis is placed on the field methods adopted and on the presentation of what we believe to be worth talking about at this stage. An effort is here made by the senior author to unravel the collaborative nature of the exercise by lending weight to individual thoughts and interpretations that arose while work progressed in the field.
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