‘Excavations at the Brochtorff-Xaghra Circle’ – Lecture
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Heritage Malta is organising a public lecture entitled ‘Excavations at the Brochtorff-Xaghra Circle’. The lecture will be delivered by Dr Caroline Malone, Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, Queen’s University Belfast, on Thursday, the 25th of February 2010.
The lecture will be held at the National Museum of Archaeology at 18.00 hrs. Entrance is free.
Dr Malone was in Malta in January of this year to take part in the launch of the book ‘Mortuary customs in prehistoric Malta – Excavations at the Brochtorff Circle at Xaghra (1987-94).
The book, of which she is one of the editors, is a detailed factual and interpretative report on this site, supported by fresh scientific data on raw materials, land snails and environment, isotopes, radiometric dating and statistical analysis, placed in the broader framework of the domestic and ritual landscape of the Maltese Islands during the Neolithic Period.