Schienaldo cave
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Schienaldo cave

The cave came to light in 1977 by breaking through the crumbling limestone foot of the Raffagnino coast upstream of Poggio Schienaldo for the motorway route. Inside the cavity, an intact Upper Pleistocene deposit with mammalian bones, turtle shells, etc. emerged.
Upon hearing the news, I stopped the work by giving Enzo Burgio, of the Department of Geology, the opportunity to collect the precious finds. In a joint inspection by the Superintendency-University (in the presence of Prof. Vincenzo Tusa and Prof. Ruggeri) the
stay in the cave and its closure was ordered. This happened by leaning against the opening, with the mechanical shovel, a large boulder and on this some debris. The cave remains about ten meters before the windowed tunnel (rockfall) in the upstream lane, higher than the roadway.
F ° 249 III NE, Carini; UTM: UC33742286, Altitude: m 125, Development m 25.

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)

Upper Paleolithic?

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:



Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web

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