Fragility and sustainability in restricted island environments: adaption, cultural change and collapse in prehistory

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The FRAGSUS project explores the life of the Neolithic Temple population, who settled in Malta between 5500BC and 2400BC, and focuses on how the prehistoric people responded to and exploited the limited resources of a remote island environment.
Effective start/end date01/08/2012 → …


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  • Temple Places: Excavating cultural sustainability in Prehistoric Malta: Monograph 2 of the ERC Fragsus project

    Malone, C. (ed.), McLaughlin, T. (ed.), Stoddart, S. (ed.), Vella, N. (ed.), Parkinson, E. & Grima, R. (ed.), 17 Dec 2020, Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. 856 p. (McDonald Monographs)(Fragsus Project Monographs, with McDonald Institute Monograph series; vol. 2)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • Hypogea and the clubhouse: Neolithic Malta's houses of the living and the dead.

    Malone, C., McLaughlin, R., Barratt, R. & Parkinson, E. W., 2019, Houses of the dead?: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar papers 17. Barclay, A., Field, D. & Leary, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxbow, Vol. 17. p. 15-37 23 p. (Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Megaliths, people and palaeoeconomics in Neolithic Malta

    Malone, C., McCormick, F., McLaughlin, R. & Stoddart, S., 2019, Megaliths – societies – landscapes: early monumentality and social differentiation in Neolithic Europe: proceedings of the international conference »Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe« (16th–20th June 2015) in Kiel. Muller, J., Hinz, M. & Wunderlich, M. (eds.). Bonn: Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Vol. 2. p. 753-69 (Early Monumentality And Social Differentiation / Frühe Monumentalität und soziale Differenzierung; vol. 18).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

    Open Access
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