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Castles in the Desert I
Quaternary Geomorphology and Palaeoecology
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3rd century 4th century agricultural animals antiquity archaeological arid assemblages Aterian Barker basin biozone Brogan calcrete cemeteries cereal Chapter cisterns climate crops cross-wadi walls cultivation Cyrenaica David Gilbertson density deposits desert distribution enclosures environment erosion evidence example excavations farmers Fezzan fieldwork floodwater farming fortified farms Garamantes Gasr Gebel Gheriat Ghirza Gilbertson and Hunt grazing Grerat D'nar Salem gsur hamada Holocene indicate land land-use landscape Late Romano-Libyan Lepcis Lepcis Magna Libyan locations main wadi major Mattingly Mediterranean midden middle palaeolithic Mizda neolithic North Africa olive press open farms phase plateau Pleistocene pollen population pottery pre-desert probably rachis rainfall region Roman Romano-Libyan farms Romano-Libyan period Romano-Libyan settlement Sahara sediment seeds sherds significant soil stone structures study area suggest surface survey area transhumant tributary Tripolitanian Tripolitanian pre-desert Ulid ULVS vegetation wadi edges wadi floor Wadi Mansur Wadi Umm el-Kharab wadi walls wall systems whilst zone