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The Tarxien phase is one of the eleven phases of Maltese prehistory. It is named for the temple complex discovered near the village of Ħal Tarxien, and now recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Tarxien phase, from approximately 3150–2500 BCE, follows the Saflieni phase and is the last phase of the Temple period, during which the principal megalithic temples of Malta were built.
- World Heritage List: Megalithic Temples of Malta. UNESCO. Accessed February 2014.
- A. Bonanno, T. Gouder, C. Malone and S. Stoddart (1990) Monuments in an Island Society: The Maltese Context. World Archaeology 22 (2, Monuments and the Monumental, October 1990): 190-205. (subscription required)