Saflieni phase

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Maltese Prehistoric Chronology
(Based on recalibrated radiocarbon dating)
Period Phase Dates BC c.
Neolithic
(5,000-4,100 BC)
Għar Dalam
5,000-4,300 BC
Grey Skorba
4,500-4,400 BC
Red Skorba
4,400-4,100 BC
Temple Period
(4,100–2,500 BC)
Żebbuġ
4,100–3,700 BC
Mġarr
3,800-3,600 BC
Ġgantija
3,600-3,200 BC
Saflieni
3,300-3,000 BC
Tarxien
3,150-2,500 BC
Bronze Age
(2,500–700 BC)
Tarxien cemetery
2,500–1,500 BC
Borġ in-Nadur
1,500–700 BC
Baħrija
900–700 BC

The Saflieni phase is one of the eleven phases of Maltese prehistory. It is named for the Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground temple complex now recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[1]

The Saflieni phase, from approximately 3300-3000 BCE,[citation needed] follows the Ġgantija phase and precedes the Tarxien phase in the Temple period, and is one of the three phases during which the principal megalithic temples of Malta were built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Heritage List: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. UNESCO. Accessed February 2014.