Book

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

C Sagona

Published : 2015

Abstract

© 2015, Claudia Sagona. All rights reserved. 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. Preserved in this island setting are signs of people’s endurance and adaptation to each new challenge. This book is the first systematic and up-to-date survey of the islands’ archaeological evidence from the initial settlers to the arch..

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