The Archaeology of Fazzn: Volume 3, Excavations of C.M. Daniels. By David J. Mattingly (ed.). Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahariya Department of Antiquities, Tripoli, and The Society for Libyan Studies, London, 2010, xxv + 548 pp., 21 pp. Arabic summary, 488 figures, 65 tables, index. ISBN 978-1-900971-10-2 (Hardcover). £ 60.00. This third of four planned volumes in the Archaeology of Fazzn series, edited by David J Mattingly (hereafter `DJM'), publishes pioneering excavations conducted during the 1960s70s by the late Charles Manser Daniels (hereafter `CMD') in the Fazzn region of the central Sahara Desert, southwest Libya. This volume brings to light hitherto unpublished data, making an important contribution to our knowledge about the ancient Saharan African people known as the Garamantes. The Garamantes are believed to have emerged out of localised late-pastoral traditions, movements of people from the Nile Valley, sub-Saharan Africa and the Mediterranean from the beginning of the first millennium BC, peaking in the Greco-Roman period. Thought to have been key to early Trans-Saharan trade, the Garamantian territories are centred round the urban centre of Jarma in the Wd al-Ajl. Split into four parts, Archaeology of Fazzn volume 3 includes an incredible 435 colour photographs, 40 black
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