Book Launch of ‘Sites, artefacts and landscape: Prehistoric Bor? in-Nadur, Malta’

Heritage Malta, together with the Archaeological Society Malta, will be launching the printed version of Sites, artefacts and landscape: Prehistoric Bor? in-Nadur, Malta, on Friday the 16th of March at the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. This book attempts to understand the islands? Bronze Age society in the course of the second millennium BC by exploring the history of Bor? in-Nadur in south-east Malta.

The book, edited by Davide Tanasi and Nicholas C. Vella, contains a collection of essays that discuss early attempts to understand this site and presents a comprehensive catalogue of the finds that have never previously been properly published. The Bronze Age period of the Maltese archipelago has long been overlooked by archaeologists whose attention has mostly been focused on the Late Neolithic temples.

Bor? in-Nadur is the site of a megalithic temple that was also used in later periods when a fortified settlement was built on the plateau. This site was visited by travellers and antiquarians in the course of the Early Modern period, and was investigated by archaeologists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s.

Sites, artefacts and landscape: Prehistoric Bor? in-Nadur, Malta considers the site in its local landscape setting and in its regional south-central Mediterranean context, and explores issues related to past and present public outreach, and site management.

The book launch will be hosted by the National Museum of Archaeology on Friday 16th of March at 18:00. For more information, call Heritage Malta on 2295 4000.

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