Errors in radiologic dating

21 Aug

Another archaeological feature of the Maltese Islands often attributed to these ancient builders is equidistant uniform grooves dubbed "cart tracks" or "cart ruts" which can be found in several locations throughout the islands, with the most prominent being those found in Misraħ Għar il-Kbir, which is informally known as "Clapham Junction".

In most cases there are small chambers here, with the cover made of a large slab placed on upright stones.They are claimed to belong to a population certainly different from that which built the previous megalithic temples.It is presumed the population arrived from Sicily because of the similarity of Maltese dolmens to some small constructions found on the largest island of the Mediterranean sea.The population on Malta grew cereals, raised livestock and, in common with other ancient Mediterranean cultures, worshiped a fertility figure represented in Maltese prehistoric artefacts exhibiting the proportions seen in similar statuettes, including the Venus of Willendorf.Pottery from the Għar Dalam phase is similar to pottery found in Agrigento, Sicily.