3600-2500 Malta Animal Relief of a bull and sow part of monumental structures from Tarxien, Malta. Maltese prehistory has been recalibrated to 3rd millennia BCE. The prehistoric Maltese cultures developed earlier and independently of the Egyptian pyramids or Stonehenge.
1600 BCE, The Tarxien ship graffiti are among the oldest in the Mediterranean. This period of Malta represents a distinct and later culture from the Maltese monument builders whose culture ended circa 2500 BCE.