The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2011: Late-Holocene environments and human activity from a cave fill in Cyrenaica, Libya

Chris Hunt, Ian Brooks, John Meneely, David Brown, A. Buzaian, Graeme Barker

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    Abstract

    Little is known about late Holocene environmental change in Cyrenaica. The late Holocene sequence in the Haua Fteah, the key regional site, is highly discontinuous and characterised by stable-burning deposits. The geoarchaeology of the late-Holocene cave fill of a small cave, CP1565, located close to the Haua Fteah, is described. The well-stratified sequence, dating from the fourth century AD to the present day, provides a glimpse of life at the bottom of the settlement hierarchy and of changing environments over the last 1600 years, with degraded vegetation and aridity in the ‘Little Ice Age’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77
    Number of pages10
    JournalLibyan Studies
    Volume42
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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