In the Montescuro district, about 2 km from Filaga, a hamlet of Prizzi, the Bovio Marconi reports that by digging out sand, in 1940, a "cave" tomb was found. The cell contained three depositions and a set dating back to the Middle Eneolithic: a globular olletta and a glass decorated with engravings, a bowl, two boar defenses with a hole for suspension. F ° 259 III SW, Filaga; UTM: UB6673.
(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
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
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