Latest News:

11/04/2014 - New AZA Monograph: Life and death of a rural village in Garamantian Times, by Lucia Mori.                                               Take a look here!
20/03/2014 - Website Updates !!! New publications - New downloads available here

08/03/2013 - watch the new Documentary
04/03/2013 - Article on Journal of Anthropological Archaeology! Read it herePress release 
20/02/2013 - Article on PLOS ONE! Read it herePress release 


Our research is focused on a large chronological span, ranging from the Middle Pleistocene to the very present. Our multidisciplinary staff adopt the most up-to-dated techniques for studying the past of Central Sahara, with a specific focus on the SW Libya.

We are actively engaged in rescue and preventive archaeological operations, and in the preparation of heritage managment plans for the Libyan Department of Archaeology. We are deeply committed to the fruibility, preservation, and sustainability of Libyan and Saharan fragile heritage.

The Mission publishes its 'Arid Zone Archaeology' Monograph Series. Selected publications and a list of bibliographic references can be found here.