Journal article

The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2012: the fifth season of investigations of the Haua Fteah cave

Graeme Barker, Paul Bennett, Lucy Farr, Evan Hill, Chris Hunt, Giulio Lucarini, Jacob Morales, Giuseppina Mutri, Amy Prendergast, Alexander Pryor, Ryan Rabett, Tim Reynolds, Pia Spry-Marques, Mohammed Twati

Libyan Studies | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2012


AbstractThe paper reports on the fifth (2012) season of fieldwork of the Cyrenaican Prehistory Project. The primary focus of the season was the continuation of the excavation of the prehistoric occupation layers in the Haua Fteah cave. A small trench (Trench U) was cut into Holocene (Neolithic) sediments exposed on the south wall of Charles McBurney's Upper Trench. Below this, the excavation of Trench M was continued, on the southern side of McBurney's Middle Trench. In previous seasons we had excavated Oranian ‘Epipalaeolithic’ layers dating toc.18,000–10,000 BP (years before the present). In 2012 the excavation continued downwards through Dabban ‘Upper Palaeolithic’ occupation layers, one ..

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