Għar Dalam 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
Artifacts from Għar Dalam

The Għar Dalam phase, from approximately 5000 to 4300 BCE,[citation needed] 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-west of the island. The first traces of human habitation on the island date to this phase.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Għar Dalam. Heritage Malta. Accessed February 2014.