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10 April 2004
Prehistory day in Malta

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna held a first time event for Malta - a day-long pre-history day that attempted to recreate aspects of daily life as may have been lived in prehistoric Malta. This special event was held at Kordin III temple at Paola which is one of 24 historic sites currently held in trust by FWA.
     Throughout the day guided tours by experts in archaeology have been provided around the site. Special hands-on interpretation has also been available by a combination of FWA volunteers and students from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Malta to suggest how corn may have been trashed, flint napped and pottery made at around the time when Kordin III temples were in use.
     Experimental archaeology sessions for children have also been provided by one of FWA's resident archaeologists. Throughout such sessions young visitors have been introduced to the basic principles and techniques of archaeological studies by being offered the opportunity to 'excavate' a specially made 'archaeological pit'.
     A new guide book describing the history and nature of the site was available on the day. The book is written by Dr Nicholas C. Vella B.A. (Hons), Ph.d, (Bristol) lecturer in Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Malta and a member of the Board of Trustees of FWA.
     This event has been partly funded by the European Union through its Euromed Heritage II programme - TEMPER ( Training, education, management and Pre-History in the Mediterranean) of which FWA is a partner.

Source: The Malta Independent (2 April 2004)

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