The surprise of the survey in 2006 was the discovery of eight types of monuments not previously encountered: 1) a series of 34 Libyan funerary inscriptions, of which four bilingual (Libyco-Numidian / Latin) and 11 with the portrait of the deceased; 2) a series of five reliefs representing figures offering a sacrifice; 3) figured a stele with Latin inscription; 4) a funerary Latin inscription; 5) three dolmen cemeteries; 6) two cemeteries with rock cut cremation tombs and pyramid-shaped mausolea; 7) fifty anthropomorphic rock cut sarcophagi; 8) a series of 20 rock cut presses, probably destined for treading grapes. Elements of this type were already discovered previously, but they were almost always presented and considered as isolated parts, torn from the historical and geographical context. The novelty of our research is situated in the systematic research of the whole territory covered with settlements- in 2006 we found 74 - surrounded by cemeteries often still intact. For the first time a comprehensive and detailed settlement pattern is available for the area from the coast to the mountain range and from prehistoric times until the Middle Ages. The economy of the surveyed area appears based on olive and vine growing, and export of the surplus of these productions. In 2006 115 oil and wine presses were discovered consisting of 328 elements.
|Titolo:||Projet Carte Archéologique de l’Est Algérien 2003-2007. Compte rendu de la quatrième campagne 01.06–05.09.2006|
|Autori:||Raaijmakers, Mariette; Attoui, Redha|
|Luogo di edizione:||Trento; Alger|
|Casa editrice:||Università degli Studi di Trento; Centre National de Recherche en Archéologie, Alger|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||07.1 Rapporto di ricerca (Project Report)|