The cave is located in the Oriented Nature Reserve managed by the State Forestry Company of the Sicily Region. It is a vast cavern with an appendage at the bottom which preserves traces of a palethnological deposit. The entire floor is strewn with large boulders that sink into the red earth with scant remains of the extinct Pleistocene fauna. The palethnological deposit has been completely removed. Traces of paleosols dating back to the upper Paleolithic are found concreted on the walls about 4 meters from the floor. On the right wall, near the entrance, charcoal sections can be seen (traces of inscriptions. (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)
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
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
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
Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web
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