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Algerian Hill-forts of today

  • M. W. Hilton-Simpson
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It is not easy to compare the existing hill-top villages of Algeria with the prehistoric settlements of Britain before the Roman invasion.

The writer cannot claim any profound knowledge of British archaeology, but seven winters spent among the Shawiya Berbers of the Aures mountains in south-east Algeria have enabled him to observe modern life in that country, and to form opinions on the origins of its customs. The extent to which that life may serve to illustrate the mode of existence of our forbears in pre-Roman times must be left to the consideration of those more familiar with the prehistory of Britain.

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1 For geographical details see Hilton-Simpson, Influence of its geography on the people of the Aures massif, Algeria’, Geographical Journal, 59, 19.

2 Geographical Journal, 59, 24.

3 Hadrian, A. Allcroft, Earthwork of England, 49, sqq.

4 Jugurthine War, xcii.

5 Geographical Journal, l.c.

6 Geographical Journal, 59, 26 and lxiii, 426.

7 Mommsen, History of Rome, (Everyman edition, 2, 9.

8 IV, 194.

9 Odssey, 20, 105, and there is further evidence for this.

10 Described and illustrated in Scottish Geographical Magazine, 38, July 1922.

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Antiquity
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