Carthage Studies

Carthage Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on ancient Carthage (present-day Tunisia), from the Phoenician period to the Early Modern (archaeological, historical, linguistic, epigraphic, numismatic, etc.).

The scope of Carthage Studies includes general research questions, sites, and classes of material in which Carthage plays an important role. Over the years the journal has developed a particular focus on pottery studies and on amphora studies related to Carthage in particular.


It has appeared annually since 2007 with both multi-article volumes and more monographic ones. Languages of Carthage Studies are preferably English, French, or Italian. The journal is edited by Prof. Roald Docter (Department of Archaeology of Ghent University) and Dr. Víctor Martínez Hahnmüller (Almeria). An international Advisory Editorial Board guarantees the quality of the manuscripts. Each manuscript that is submitted for publication is reviewed by at least two members of the Advisory Editorial Board and/or external specialists. Acceptance rate (2007-2021) is c. 63%.


Carthage Studies is distributed by Skribis.

Editorial Board

Editors: Prof. Dr. Roald Docter and Dr. Víctor Martínez Hahnmüller.

Advisory Editoral board

Dr. Babette Bechtold (Graz / Vienna) Prof. Dr. Ida Oggiano (Rome)
Dr. Imed Ben Jerbania (Tunis) Dr. Josephine Crawley Quinn (Oxford)
Prof. Dr. Habib Ben Younes (Tunis) Dr. Joan Ramon Torres (Ibiza)
Prof. Dr. Fethi Chelbi (Tunis) Dr. Claudia Sagona (Melbourne)
Prof. Dr. Suzanne Frey-Kupper (Warwick) Prof. Dr. Thomas Schäfer (Tübingen)
Dr. Brien Garnand (Amsterdam) Prof. Dr. Philip Schmitz (Ypsilanti Michigan)
Prof. Dr. Nota Kourou (Athens) Dr. Francesca Spatafora (Palermo)
Dr. John Lund (Copenhagen) Prof. Dr. Susan Stevens (Lynchburg)
Dr. Karin Mansel (München) Dr. Carlo Tronchetti (Cagliari)
Dr. Boutheina Maraoui Telmini (Tunis)  Prof. Dr. Peter van Dommelen (Providence)
Prof. Dr. Dirce Marzoli (Madrid) Prof. Dr. Nicholas Vella (Msida Malta)
Dr. Richard Miles (Sydney) Prof. Dr. Carlos Wagner (Madrid)
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Morstadt (Bochum) Prof. Dr. Paolo Xella (Rome)
Dr. Francisco Jesús Núñez Calvo (Warsaw)  


CARTHAGE STUDIES 1 (2007): BABETTE BECHTOLD, La classe Byrsa 661 a Cartagine. Nuove evidenze per la tipologia e la cronologia di ceramica calena nella metropoli punica; ROALD F. DOCTER, Published Settlement Contexts of Punic Carthage

CARTHAGE STUDIES 2 (2008): BABETTE BECHTOLD, Observations on the amphora repertoire of Middle Punic Carthage


* Roald Docter: In memoriam Hans Georg Niemeyer (1933-2007), pp. 1-12
* Roald Docter, Kheir-eddine Hassaine: In memoriam Friedrich Rakob (1931-2007) , pp. 13-20
* Jeffrey Slopsma, Louise van Wijngaarden-Bakker, Rik Maliepaard: Animal Remains from the Bir Messaouda Excavations 2000/2001 and other Carthaginian Settlement Contexts, pp. 21-64
* Wim Van Neer, Wim Wouters: Fish Remains from the Bir Messaouda Excavations 2000/2001 and other Carthaginian Settlement Contexts, pp. 65-74
* Sami Ben Taher, Lamia Fersi: Gigthis et Carthage du Ve s. au milieu du IIe s. av. J.-C.: les enseignements céramiques, pp. 75-124
* Roald Docter, Janien Sonneveld: Punic Glass from Carthaginian Settlement Excavations, pp. 125-146
* Philip C. Schmitz: Punic Graffiti on Pottery from the Bir Messaouda Excavations 2000/2001, pp. 147-160
* Leïla Ladjimi Sebaï: Inscriptions of the Imperial Period from the Bir Messaouda Excavations 2000/2001, pp. 161-168
* Liliane Ennabli: Two Christian Inscriptions from the Bir Messaouda Excavations 2000/2001, pp. 169-172
* Patrick Monsieur: Italic, Latin and Greek Graffiti and Dipinti on Pottery from the Bir Messaouda Excavations 2000/2001, pp. 173-182

CARTHAGE STUDIES 4 (2010): BABETTE BECHTOLD, The Pottery Repertoire from Late 6th - Mid 2nd Century BC Carthage: Observations based on the Bir Messaouda Excavations.

* Roald Docter: In memoriam Jacques Debergh (1945-2010)
* Philip C. Schmitz: Remembering John Pairman Brown (1923-2010)
* Taoufik Redissi: Les petits objets de Bir Massouda à Carthage Dermech
* Philip C. Schmitz: An Unrecognized Punic Attestation from Carthage of the Nabataean Frit Trade
* Imed Ben Jerbania: Les amphores commerciales dites de type «Solocha II» trouvées en Tunisie et les circuits de diffusion
* Roald Docter, Babette Bechtold: Two Forgotten Amphorae from the Hamburg Excavations at Carthage (Cyprus and the Iberian Peninsula) and their Contexts

CARTHAGE STUDIES 6 (2012): Boutheina Maraoui Telmini: A propos de quelques vestiges domestiques de l’époque punique moyenne dans le sondage 7 de Bir Massouda (Carthage): bilan de fouille et analyse de la céramique

* Eric Gubel: Glenn E. Markoe (NYCity 1951 – Kenwood 2012)
* Roald Docter: In memoriam Naïdé Ferchiou (1945 - 2013)
* Hans Georg Niemeyer †: Arbeitsgebiet: Phönizische Archäologie. Über die Lage eines Sondergebietes der mittelmeerischen Archäologie in den deutschsprachigen Wissenschaften
* Hans Georg Niemeyer †: Die Phönizier und die deutsche Altertumswissenschaft
* Babette Bechtold: Distribution Patterns of Western Greek and Punic Sardinian Amphorae in the Carthaginian Sphere of Influence (6th-3rd century BCE)
* Imed Ben Jerbania: Céramique attique de la nécropole de la Qasbah de Sousse, l’antique Hadrumète
* Roald Docter: Pottery of the Islamic Period from the Bir Messaouda Site (Carthage)
* Roald Docter: An Italian relic of WW II at the Bir Messaouda Site (Carthage)

* Christoph Flügel: In memoriam Alia Krandel-Ben Younès (1954-2014)
* Francisco J. Núñez: The Lowest Levels at Bir Massouda and the Foundation of Carthage. A Levantine Perspective
* Bouthaina Maraoui Telmini: Découverte d’une tombe construite du 8ème siècle av. J.-C., sur le versant sud-est de la colline de Byrsa à Carthage
* Bouthaina Maraoui Telmini: An Attic Middle Geometric Plate in Euboean Pendent Semi-Circle Style from Carthage
* Roald Docter: Carthage and the Spoils of War: an update
* Philip C. Schmitz: The Punic Inscription on a Gold Phiale in the Metropolitan Museum, New York
Víctor Martínez Hahnmüller: A Vessel Worthy of All Gods: Remarks on Religion, War and Gold
Patrícia Bargão, Ana Margarida Arruda: The Castro Marim 1 Amphora Type: A West Mediterranean Production Inspired by Carthaginian Models

CARTHAGE STUDIES 9 (2015): Babette Bechtold: Le produzioni di anfore puniche della Sicilia occidentale (VII-III/II sec. a.C.)

CARTHAGE STUDIES 10 (2016-2017):
* Yamen Sghaïer: À propos d’un bol à oiseau de Carthage
* Sami Ben Tahar: Ghizène (Jerba) and Mediterranean trade from the 6th to the 2nd century BCE
* Babette Bechtold: Ghizène and the Mediterranean trade (5th-3rd centuries BCE): The evidence of the Greek transport amphorae

CARTHAGE STUDIES 11 (2018-2019): special issue edited by Marion Bolder-Boos & Natascha Bagherpour Kashani
* Marion Bolder-Boos, Natascha Bagherpour Kashani: Vorwort/ Preface
* Aaron Schmitt The ceramic material from the Phoenician settlement at Tell el-Burak − new data for a pottery sequence from the second half of the 8th until the first half of the 4th century from the Phoenician homeland
* Adriano Orsingher: Kition: a long-term perspective on the cemeteries
* Henrike Michelau: Das Ankh und das sogenannte „Tinnit“-Symbol im Kontext einiger phönizischer Grabstelen
* Valentina Melchiorri: Phoenician and Punic cult-places and rites in the ancient Mediterranean. A preliminary presentation
* Iván Fumadó Ortega: Wassermanagement im phönizisch-punischen Kulturraum

CARTHAGE STUDIES 12 (2020-2021):
* Roald Docter: In memoriam Jan Willem Salomonson (1925 – 2017)
* Roald Docter: In memoriam Jihen Nacef (1973 – 2018)
* Nicolaas Verhelst: The Carthaginian Sufetes: (re-)assessing the literary, epigraphical, and archaeological sources
* Sami Ben Tahar, Ali Drine, Brett Kaufman, Hans Barnard: Zita from the Fifth Century BCE to the Second Century CE: The Ceramic Evidence


Prof. Dr. Roald Docter