Malta

Author: David Hilary Trump
Publisher: Midsea Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The large stone temple structures on Malta are amongst the earliest such constructions in the world, long before the pyramids were built in Egypt. This super book forms a pictorial record of all the temples on Malta, whilst also providing background information on the social and cultural history of the period. Built between c.3500 and 2500 BC, the temples reflect, and were part of, a period of great development on Malta and Gozo, especially in artistic and architectural terms. This is a clear, well illustrated account of the temple-building period, as well as of what went before and what came after.

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

Author: Timothy Insoll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191663093
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines 'prehistoric' even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.

Malta and Gozo

Author: Juliet Rix
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1784770256
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Packed with historical and archaeological facts from the Stone Age to the Romans, the Knights Hospitaller to World War II, it also showcases the islands' wildlife (and bird-watching opportunities), summer festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino.

Malta

Author: John Samut Tagliaferro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788872807088
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Malta

Author: Anthony Bonanno
Publisher: Midsea Books
ISBN:
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Supported by numerous colour photographs by Daniel Cilia, this well-presented book surveys the archaeological heritage of Malta, focusing on the classical period rather than the island's more celebrated prehistoric past. Photographs, plans and reconstruction drawings present archaeological sites, tombs, coins, ceramics, artworks, extraordinary objects and other items from everyday life, dating to the Phoenician, Punic and Roman periods in turn, representing 1,500 years of history. Bonanno's narrative discusses this material evidence and considers what it reveals about the identity, culture, interaction, funerary beliefs, economy and government of Malta's rulers. The physical organisation of the island is explored through maps while inscriptions are examined as sources for religion and administration. Significant archaeological remains survive from these periods, including towns, villas and harbours, demonstrating the significance of Malta within the Mediterranean as a major trading stop. This book provides an invaluable guide to that heritage.

The Adriatic Islands Project The archaeological heritage of Hvar Croatia

Author: Vincent L. Gaffney
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: 9780860548515
Format: PDF
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The first volume from the Adriatic Islands project comprises the results from a thorough survey and mapping of the Dalmatian island of Hvar in Croatia. The area has long played an important role on trade routes between Italy and Illyria and Greece. There is a great deal of Neolithic archaeology, Bronze and Iron age burial monuments and much Greco-Roman material. The bulk of this book is a gazetter of around 800 sites, each of them having been visited by members of the team. The entries include plans, descriptions and references.

Gh ar Dalam

Author: Nadia Fabri
Publisher: Midsea Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ghar Dalam: The Cave, the Museum, and the Garden is a guidebook about what is considered one of Malta's most important national monuments, as it contributed a great deal to our knowledge on life on the Maltese islands in the remote and in the more recent past. Ghar Dalam is the only cave in Malta where one can study the Pleistocene or the Ice Age fauna in an uninterrupted sequence dating back to 180,000 years ago while having the latter all in one place.

Mediterranean Prehistoric Heritage

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
ISBN: 9781902937380
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drawing on the experience of the Temper project ( Training, Education, Management and Prehistory in the Mediterranean ) and wider examples from the Mediterranean, this volume explores the issues inherent in managing, interpreting and presenting prehistoric archaeological sites. The first section of the book contains thematic chapters on conservation, visitor management and interpretation, public participation, and issues of managing sites within their cultural landscape; the second section focuses on archaeology and education and the politics of national curricula, and presents detailed case studies. Written by academics and those working in the fields of archaeology, architecture, heritage management and education, this volume will be invaluable to students and practitioners alike.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings