African Archaeological Review

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 151–154 | Cite as

David Lubell (ed.), Holocene Prehistory in the Telidjene Basin, Eastern Algeria: Capsian Occupations at Kef Zoura D and Ain Misteheyia

Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016, 225 pp., ISBN 978178491-373-1
  • Giuseppina MutriEmail author
Book Review

This important volume, assembled and edited by David Lubell, represents a significant contribution to the understanding of human settlements in the Maghreb during the Holocene. Specifically, the focus of the book is the Capsian, a cultural horizon spread in northern Africa along the Mediterranean coast and the immediate inland area from Morocco to Libya, where it appears alongside the local variant called Libyco-Capsian (McBurney 1967).

In the last two decades, a series of new research projects started in Morocco (Barton et al. 2015, 2016; Doerschner et al. 2016a, b; Hogue and Barton 2016; Humphrey et al. 2014), Algeria (Green et al. 2014; Sari et al. 2014, 2016), Tunisia (Aouadi et al. 2014; Aouadi-Abdeljaouad and Belhouchet, 2008; Belhouchet et al. 2014; Morales et al. 2015) and Libya (Barich and Conati Barbaro 2003, Barich et al. 2010, 2015; Barker et al. 2010, 2012; Douka et al. 2014; Hill et al. 2015; Lucarini and Mutri 2014; Mutri and Lucarini 2008). Those projects were mostly...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McDonald Institute for Archaeological ResearchCambridgeUK
  2. 2.ISMEORomeItaly

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