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Computational archaeology in Malta

I spent my last vacation in Malta with my mom and husband. During our trip we explored various areas of the island, and were treated to archaeological sites ranging all the way back to 3500BC. This post summarises some of the computational archaeology that I read about along the way.

  • Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum: This is a neolithic subterranean structure dating back to 3300BC, considered to be one of the best preserved examples of a Maltese temple . It is located in Paola, Malta and has been thought to have been a sanctuary and necropolis.

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  • Roman sites:
  • Other:
    • Digging up stories untold: This article describes the use of a drone equipped with LIDAR in order to model the changing landscapes of Malta over time. The goal ultimately is to connect our modern views with what the prehistoric temple builders would have experienced.

All in all, the archaeologists in Malta have been quite busy mapping, modelling and preserving the various sites that are on the island, as well as underwater in their vicinity. There is a plethora of different types of archaeological sites within the island, ranging from neolithic structures and roman sites to world war shipwreck. This makes it a very interesting place for archaeological research.


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