2021: Ser 3. No 9.

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic assemblages from Tunisia

Published 2022-03-02


  • Middle Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, North Africa, lithics

How to Cite

Péntek, A., & Faragó, N. (2022). Palaeolithic and Mesolithic assemblages from Tunisia. Dissertationes Archaeologicae, 3(9), 5–24. https://doi.org/10.17204/dissarch.2021.5


With the following short review, we would like to remember our departed German friend and archaeologist Peter Nierling. He conducted several field trips in North Africa, Algeria, Lybia, and Tunisia, and on two occasions, in 1997 and 1998, one of us (A. P.) accompanied him. During these travels, field surveys were carried out mainly in the region of Gafsa. In the wider vicinity of the classical Paleolithic/Mesolithic sites of El Mekta (de Gafsa) and Lalla (de Gafsa), several unknown archaeological sites and find spots were localized. After these trips, one of the authors (A. P.) received a relatively great assemblage of various content from Peter Nierling to enrich the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic collections of the Hungarian stone tool research. Although the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of North Africa is not our specialization, below we give a brief review of the assemblages.