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Farming the Desert: the Unesco Libyan Valleys Archaeological Survey. By Graeme Barker, David Gilbertson, Barri Jones, and David Mattingly (eds.), UNESCO Publishing, Paris; Department of Antiquities, Tripoli; Society for Libyan Studies, London 1996. 2 vols. ISBN 0-950-8363-8-9, pp. xx + 404, £40 (vol. 1) and 0-950-8363-9-7, pp. xxi + 393, £50 (vol. 2).

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1 See Meyer, E., “Explaining the epigraphic habit in the Roman world: the evidence of epitaphs”, JRS (1990) 7496.

2 Peacock, D. P. S., Pottery in the Roman world: an ethnoarchaeological approach (London 1982).

3 See, inter alia, Cherry, J. F., Davis, J. L., and Mantzourani, E., Landscape archaeology as long-term history: northern Keos in the Cycladic islands (Los Angeles 1991); Dietz, S., Sebai, L. Ladjimi, and Hassen, H. Ben (eds) Africa Proconsularis: regional studies in the Segermes valley of northern Tunesia, 2 vols (Copenhagen 1995); and Jameson, M. H., Runnels, C. N., and van Andel, T. H., A Greek countryside: the southern Argolid from prehistory to the present day (Stanford 1994). For short reports on a number of other surveys considering Roman-period issues, see also Lloyd, G. Barker and J. (eds), Roman landscapes: archaeological survey in the Mediterranean (British School at Rome Monograph Series 2, London 1991).

4 I am very grateful to Professor Sue Alcock for perceptive and helpful comments on an earlier draft of this review.


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