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The Prehistoric Remains of the Maltese Islands

  • T. Zammit

So little has been published about the prehistoric remains of Malta and Gozo that archaeologically the islands are hardly known. Visitors are numerous, but attention is usually concentrated upon Hajar Kim or some other megalithic building to the exclusion of other interesting remains. Thus a meagre impression is usually obtained of the profusion of neolithic relics which still exist. Even standard works on archaeology, treating of the early periods of the Mediterranean civilization, give only a small space, if any, to Maltese monuments.

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1 See Gordon, Childe The dawn of European civilization, p. 101.

2 Sinclair, G.G.Ghar Dalam and the Eurafrican bridge’. Jour.R. Anthrop.Inst. 1924, p. 261.

3 Ramon, VaufreyLes éléphants nains des îles Méditerranéens et la question des isthmes pléistocenes’. Archives de l’Instituí de Paléontologie humaine, mémoire 6.

4 Neanderthal man in Malta’. Jour. R. Anthrop. Inst. (1924) 54.

5 See Annual Report of the Curator of the Valletta museum, 1914.

6 Excavations in 1908–11 in Malta and Gozo’. Papers of the British School at Rome, vol. 6.

7 See Man, XVI, no. 1, 1916; Mayr, A., The prehistoric remains of Malta, 1908 ; Murray, M. A., Excavations in Malta, London, 1923 and 1925.

8 See Papers of the British School at Rome, VI, 105.

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