Garrone cave
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Garrone cave

 

The cave is located near the door of the same name that separates the valley of Piana degli Albanesi from the Conca d'Oro. It is a vast cave: it is accessed from the roof of an environment that collapsed in ancient times along a descent of earth at the end barred by collapsed boulders crossed which the cave continues with another environment with an ascending development. In the depression, the rather sensitive dripping feeds a "pond" of about fifty square meters with perennial water. The environment is not suitable for living in, attendance is linked to water, a precious element in a very arid region. Hellenistic and Roman oil lamps and impasto fragments were found near the lake, including a large loop belonging to a large olla typical of the Piano Quartana culture of the final Eneolithic. F ° 249 II SW, Monreale; UTM: UC47830768, Q .: m 1100, Length m 130.

(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)

Bibliography and further in-depth documents:

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

Ignazio Caloggero: Sicily between History, Myths and Legends. Vol. 1: From Prehistory to the Phoenicians. First edition 2018 - Revised and updated edition of 2022

Ignazio Caloggero:

History of Sicily - 1.4.1: The development of metallurgy

History of Sicily - 1.4.2: Social and cultural development

History of Sicily - 1.4.3: Burials during the Metal Age

History of Sicily - 1.4.4:  Religious sentiments during the metal age

History of Sicily - 1.4.5:  Art during the metal age
 
History of Sicily - 1.4.6:  List of sites of the Eneolithic period
 
History of Sicily - 1.4.7:  List of Bronze Age sites

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web

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