• MaltaPot


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

It includes in its scope pottery from the Għar Dalam, Skorba and Żebbuġ phases of pre-Temple Builder prehistory.

The project was led by the Department of Classics and Archaeology of the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta, and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement.

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.

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.