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Desert Migrations Project XVII: Further AMS Dates for Historic Settlements from Fazzan, South-West Libya

  • M. Sterry (a1) and D. J. Mattingly (a1)

A group of 25 new AMS radiocarbon dates for historic-era sites in Fazzan is presented. These provide further confirmation of the construction of numerous fortified villages and castle-like structures (qsur) in two of the main oases belts of Fazzan during the Garamantian period, primarily in the third – sixth centuries AD. Further precision is also provided on the dating of a Garamantian and early Islamic urban centre called Qasr ash-Sharraba and the early modern capital of Fazzan at Murzuq.

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