Construction frenzy or changing ideologies? The case of Tas-Silġ, Marsaxlokk

On the 15th October, a presentation by Dr Maxine Anastasi, Dr Ing. John C. Betts and Francesco Fontanelli (Field Archaeologist for Phoenician, Roman and Medieval Sites, Heritage Malta) will be held at the National Archaeology Museum in Valletta at 6pm.

Dr Maxine Anastasi and Dr Ing. John C. Betts from the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta, and Mr Francesco Fontanelli, Heritage Malta, will be giving the first results of a new excavation project at the multi-period sanctuary site of Tas-Silġ, Marsaxlokk, arguably one of Malta’s most important archaeological sites. It preserves over four millennia of ancient construction activity, spanning the Late Neolithic period to the Early Modern era. Excavation revealed that the modern farmhouse sat directly on exciting and unexplored archaeological remains, revealing important new insights into the story of Tas-Silġ past.

NB The Archaeological Society Malta is a Collaborating Organization of International Archaeology Day organised by the Archaeological Institute of America. This event will be part of the International Archaeology Day on 19 October.

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