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Palombaro cave

The Palombaro cave is located halfway up the southern slope of the Cozzo Palombaro, about 300 m north of the Lo Zucco farm. It has a cuspid shaped entrance, 2 m high, just over a meter wide, leads into a single irregularly shaped room with a maximum height of 5 m. The walking surface is covered with a reddish powdery soil, not far from the "red earth ". Inside the cave, the high altitude of the rock, smoothed by sheep's fleece, suggests a lowering of the walking surface created for the removal of the anthropozoic deposit. Near the entrance, on the right, there is a hole for the capture of porcupines, as in the Grotta dell'Aquila; where 36 fragments were collected, of which only 19 classifiable from the final Neolithic to the Eneolithic and to the ancient Bronze Age. Outside the cave, a few meters from the entrance, a landslide, caused by the transit of sheep, brought to light a section of the ground: a mass of clay fragments decorated with ribs in the style of Rodì-Tindari perhaps with traces of the final Eneolithic (bell-shaped?). F * 249 III NE Carini. UTM: 33SUC35121780; Altitude: 230 m; Development: m 9. (Source of the text: Giovanni Mannino Piero Galati: Carini Carta Archeologica)  

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In-depth documents:

Giovanni Mannino Piero Galati: Carini Archaeological Map. Download file:  NOTES_FOR_THE_ARCHEOLOGICAL_CARTA_CAR

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

Western Sicily Studies, reviews, research by Carmine Ampolo. Download file: Monte_dOro_di_Montelepre_The_ecropolis_of

Bibliography and 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

History of Sicily - 1.3.1: Neolithic and the birth of agriculture in Sicily

History of Sicily - 1.3.2: Religiosity and Burials in the Neolithic Period

History of Sicily - 1.3.3: Art in the Neolithic

History of Sicily - 1.3.4: Neolithic Sites List

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photos:  Google

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web

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