Għar Dalam phase
|Maltese prehistoric chronology|
(Based on recalibrated radiocarbon dating)
|Period||Phase||Dates BC c.|
|Għar Dalam||5000-4500 BC|
|Grey Skorba||4500-4400 BC|
|Red Skorba||4400-4100 BC|
|Tarxien Cemetery||2500–1500 BC|
|Borġ in-Nadur||1500–700 BC|
The Għar Dalam phase, from approximately 5000 to 4100 BCE, is the first of the eleven phases of Maltese prehistory. It is named for Għar Dalam, a cave in the Wied id-Dalam, near Birżebbuġa, in the south-east of the island. The first traces of human habitation on the island date to this phase.
- National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands
- Għar Dalam. Heritage Malta. Accessed February 2014.
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