Ghost in the shell

Antique pot surface

In 1947, excavation works exposed a new type of pottery in a burial site outside Żebbuġ, Malta. Like many other antique pots, the find contains foraminifers – single-celled organisms living in shells. Dr Ing. John Charles Betts and Dr Catriona Brogan write about how these creatures can unlock the secrets of the Neolithic era.

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