Island Questions: the chronology of the Brochtorff-Xaghra Circle Gozo, and its signficance for the Neolithic sequence of Malta

Alasdair Whittle, Caroline Malone, Nathaniel Cutajar, Thomas McLaughlin, Bernardette Mercieca Spiteri, Anthony Pace, Ronika Power, Simon Stoddart, Sharon Sultana, Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Elaine Dunbar, Alex Bayliss, Frances Healy

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Abstract

Bayesian chronological modelling of radiocarbon dates from the Brochtorff Circle at
Xagħra, Gozo, Malta (achieved through the ToTL and FRAGSUS projects), provides a
more precise chronology for the sequence of development and use of a cave complex.
Artefacts show that the site was in use from the Żebbuġ period of the late 5th/early 4th millennium cal BC to the Tarxien Cemetery phase of the later 3rd/early 2nd millennia cal BC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-100
Number of pages100
JournalArchaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Early online date20 Feb 2019
Publication statusEarly online date - 20 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Chronology, modelling, Bayesian, prehistory, Malta, Xaghra

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