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The archaeology of Malta : from the Neolithic through the Roman period

Author: Claudia Sagona
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge world archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Maltese archipelago is a unique barometer for understanding cultural change in the central Mediterranean. Prehistoric people helped reshape the islands' economy and when Mediterranean maritime highways were being established, the islands became a significant lure to Phoenician colonists venturing from their Levantine homeland. Punic Malta also sat at the front line of regional hostilities until it fell to Rome.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Sagona
ISBN: 9781107006690 1107006694
OCLC Number: 904905232
Description: xix, 449 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm ; 26 cm.
Contents: Malta's archaeological past --
The first settlers and farmers --
The culture of the megalith builders : the late Neolithic of Malta --
Pushing boundaries at the end of the megalithic building period --
New directions : the appearance of the axe-bearers --
East meets West --
Phoenician mariners, merchants and settlers --
Melita and Gaulos during the Punic period --
Malta's place in the Roman world.
Series Title: Cambridge world archaeology.
Responsibility: Claudia Sagona, University of Melbourne.

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This book synthesizes the archaeology of the Maltese archipelago from the first human colonization c.5000 BC through the Roman period (c.400 AD).  Read more...

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