The use of limestone in a historic context – the experience of Malta

  title={The use of limestone in a historic context – the experience of Malta},
  author={JoAnn Cassar},
Abstract The Maltese Islands measure only 316 km2, have a population of just over 405 000 and are situated in the central Mediterranean. They are composed of sedimentary rocks, of which the Globigerina and Coralline Limestones have been used as building materials since prehistoric times. This paper gives an overview of the use of these materials, and other imported materials, for building from prehistoric times to the present day, and also looks at the exploitation of the underground… 

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