Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Survey of Jerba

The survey found major shifts in the settlement patterns of the island. The Punic and Roman periods developed a landscape of several urban centers within a countryside of villas and farms.

The Medieval period (700 CE through 1400 CE) is represented by a densely packed rural environment of small farms and mosques, but no urban entities, and an early modern pattern of new estates and new towns emerges with the inclusion of Jerba into the Ottoman realm.

Where
Tunisia

Photo caption: One of the three field walking teams identifies a site.

When
6th century BCE–19th century CE

Researchers
Dr. Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Elizabeth Fentress, American Academy in Rome
Dr. Ali Drine, Institut Nationale pour Patrimoine, Tunis

Additional Sponsors
University of Pennsylvania

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