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Island questions: the chronology of the Brochtorff Circle at Xagħra, Gozo, and its significance for the Neolithic sequence on Malta

Abstract:

Bayesian chronological modelling of radiocarbon dates from the Brochtorff Circle at Xagħra, Gozo, Malta (achieved through the ToTL and FRAGSUS projects), provides a more precise chronology for the sequence of development and use of a cave complex. Artefacts show that the site was in use from the Żebbuġ period of the late 5th/early 4th millennium cal BC to the Tarxien Cemetery phase of the later 3rd/early 2nd millennia cal BC. Absolutely dated funerary activity, however, starts with a small ro...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s12520-019-00790-y

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Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
8
Pages:
4251-4306
Publication date:
2019-02-20
Acceptance date:
2018-11-02
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EISSN:
1866-9565
ISSN:
1866-9557
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946356
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2018-11-26

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