• microphotograph of pottery sherd


MaltaPot was a two-year research project on early Neolithic pottery found in the Maltese Islands completed in 2020.

The objectives of the project included determining the nature of materials used in the pottery, and identifying their source, to answer the research question: were the pots from this period of Maltese prehistory fabricated locally, or were they brought to the islands by the immigrants who settled here? A number of material characterization and analytical methods were employed by researchers to find answers to this question. It includes in its scope pottery from the Għar Dalam, Skorba and Żebbuġ phases of pre-Temple Builder prehistory.

The MaltaPot Continuity Project was introduced after the formal termination of the MaltaPot Project, to promote and support of continuation of research in Maltese pottery material investigation. 



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Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the European Union

The content of this project website is being updated by E. Richard-Trémeau. Last update: May 2023.