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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
LY238
Project Name:
Geoarchaeological Survey in Central Tadrart Acacus and Surroundings
Project Description:
A geoarchaeological survey producing more than 300 sites within the region which document human occupation duringthe Pleistocene from the Acheulean up to the Mousterian and Aterian phases, as well as during all the Holocene.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:

Dates of Operation:
From: 1990     To: 1995
Project Languages:
English
Italian
Arabic
Metadata Sources:
Cremasch, 1999

Geographical Data

Zone:
North Africa
Country:
Libya
Province:
Location:
Tadrart Acacus and Messak Settafet mountain ranges
Ancient Regions:
Phazania

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Savino De Lernia
Address:
E-mail:
dilemia@uniroma1.it
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Mauro Cremaschi
Address:
E-mail:
mauro.cremaschi@unimi.it
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 480
Maximum: 930
Project Area:
9225 km2
Map Data Source:
Cremasch 1999
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Pleistocene
Years:
From: BC 400000     To: BC 50000
Period:
Holocene
Years:
From: BC 10000     To: BC 3500
Period:
Epipalaeolithic
Years:
From: BC 9800     To: BC 8900
Period:
Mesolithic
Years:
From: BC 8900     To: BC 7400
Period:
Early Pastoral
Years:
From: BC 7400     To: BC 6400
Period:
Middle Pastoral
Years:
From: BC 6200     To: BC 5000
Period:
Late Pastoral
Years:
From: BC 5000     To: BC 3500

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
NO

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Dune Fields
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:




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