Contrada Monostalla
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Contrada Monostalla.

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In tablet 249 III SO 23/11, two cavities are indicated with the symbol and at the side Caves. These are two tunnel quarries, now abandoned, in which a calcarenite formed almost exclusively from shells of marine molluscs was extracted. It was also used to make millstones. Millstones of this type are present in protohistoric settlements, for example in Montagnoli at the mouth of the Belice. In the district there were rumors of prehistoric burials; I could not find any trace of it.
In 1962 the Pro Loco Association of Balestrate, following random discoveries of burials in the Monostalla locality, even excavated and found an earth pit covered with lithic slabs and communicated it by letter to the Superintendency of Antiquities and by means of the press (Giornale of Sicily of 28.02.1962). From the attached illustration a dating to the VIII century can be deduced. AD. (Text source: Giovanni Mannino: Guide to the Prehistory of Palermo - List of prehistoric sites in the province of Palermo - Sicilian Institute for Political and Economic Studies)

In-depth documents:

Giovanni Mannino: Guide to the Prehistory of Palermo - List of prehistoric sites in the province of Palermo - Sicilian Institute for Political and Economic Studies - 2008 - Publication produced with the contribution of the Regional Cultural Heritage Department,
Environmental and Public Education.   
Download the document:  Guide-Prehistory-of-Palermo_10c8pt2p

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web

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