Rocchicella area of ​​archaeological interest
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Rocchicella area of ​​archaeological interest

Prehistoric settlement of the Paleolithic; inhabited of the Neolithic and Eneolithic Age. Indigenous center of the Greek Age (City of Ducezio - Palikè), archaic and classical; caves and temple of the Palici
Area of ​​archaeological interest, art. 134 letter m) Legislative Decree 42/04
MANISCALCO L. "The sanctuary of the Palici in the light of the latest investigations" in the Superintendence of Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Catania Servixzio II Archaeological Heritage "From Alcantara to the Iblei Archaeological research in the Province of Catania" Palermo, 20



  • page 204 Landscape Plan of the Sicily Region - Archaeological areas of interest cards 
  • Guidelines of the regional landscape plan 

In-depth documents: 

Bibliography and further in-depth documents:

100) FIRST SICILY - AT THE ORIGINS OF SICILIAN SOCIETY - volume first edited by Sebastiano Tusa Palermo 1997.

198) D. Petruso - V. Forgia - L. Sineo: The human population of Sicily: an interdisciplinary review in the Archive for Anthropology and Ethnology - Vol. CXLIV (2014)

Download file:  SINEO et al

200) Gioconda La Magna (edited by) Between Etna and Simeto - Archaeological research in Adrano and its territory - Proceedings of the study meeting for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Adrano Museum Adrano, 8 June 2005 - Library of the Regional Province of Catania 2009. Download file: The_Neolithic_in_Valle_del_Simeto 

Ignazio Caloggero:

History of Sicily - 1.2. Paleolithic and Mesolithic:

History of Sicily - 1.2.1: Religious sentiments and burials in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic

History of Sicily - 1.2.2: Art in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic

History of Sicily - 1.2.3: Archaeological sites of the Sicilian Paleolithic and Mesolithic

Further Reading:

Ignazio Caloggero:

Neolithic and the birth of agriculture in Sicily

Religiosity and Burials in the Neolithic Period

Art in the Neolithic

Neolithic Sites List

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