Construction frenzy or changing ideologies? – Results of excavations at Tas-Silġ

Dr Maxine Anastasi and Dr Ing. John C. Betts from the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta, and Mr Francesco Fontanelli, Heritage Malta, will be giving the first results of a new excavation project at the multi-period sanctuary site of Tas-Silġ, Marsaxlokk, arguably one of Malta’s most important archaeological sites.

It preserves over four millennia of ancient construction activity, spanning the Late Neolithic period to the Early Modern era. Excavation revealed that the modern farmhouse sat directly on exciting and unexplored archaeological remains, revealing important new insights into the story of Tas-Silġ past.

A presentation entitled ‘Construction frenzy or changing ideologies? The case of Tas-Silġ, Marsaxlokk’ will be given on Tuesday 15 October 2019. The presentation is part of the lecture programme of The Archaeological Society Malta and will be held at 6 pm at the National Museum of Archaeology, Republic Street, Valletta.