Settlement and Prehistoric Necropolis of C.da Piano Vento
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Settlement and Prehistoric Necropolis of C.da Piano Vento (Chianu Ventu)

The site concerns a chalky-limestone hill located 15 km east of Agrigento, a few hundred meters away from the sea, dominating the mouth of the palmese basin. The sides of the hill are affected by now abandoned sulfur mines. On the top terrace of the hill, yes
they retain the remains of a Neolithic settlement, consisting of circular huts. The slopes of the neck, on the other hand, are affected by the remains of a necropolis from the Eenolithic era, of which pit tombs, hypogeic chambers and well tombs, dug into the mountain, are preserved.

Neolithic / Eneolithic - VI-I millennium BC

Property subject to archaeological constraint pursuant to law 1089/1939 - DA n. 1637 of 7/06/1991 and DA n. 6579 of 17.05.1995

(Source text of survey form n.384 Landscape Plan of the Province of Agrigento - Archaeological Heritage)

Archaeological Heritage Sheets Landscape Plan of Agrigento

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

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily 

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