Since 1990s our research has adopted a regional perspective. Extensive surveys including the areas surrounding the Acacus massif were carried out, with the aim of going beyond the knowledge of rock art and archaeological deposits in rock shelters. 

The large-scale use of radiocarbon dating, ethnoarchaeological models and geoarchaeological proxies have provided substantial framework for the archaeological data.

The profound relationships between climatic and environmental change and the cultural developments within human groups have been explored using new criteria. A multidisciplinary perspective pervades the Mission’s approach to the main themes studied (geoarchaeology, prehistoric archaeology, rock art, historical archaeology, and ethnoarchaeoloy), and continues in the laboratory analyses (archaobotany, palaeoanthropolgy, isotope, archaeozoology, archaeometry).

Late Neolithic tumulus in the

Tanezzuft area