Palombara cave archaeological site

Palombara cave archaeological site

Palombara cave with attendance in prehistoric times.

Natural cave with a 400 m long main gallery and many intercommunicating chambers. Vessels and fragments from the prehistoric age were found. The most conspicuous traces are in the first dressing room (closer to the entrance), but materials were also found in the fifth dressing room, portative as ritual offerings.

(Text source: survey form no.324 Landscape Plan of the Province of Syracuse - Archaeological Heritage)

The cave is also an Instituted Geosite - DA 283 of 29 August 2017 GURS n. 43 of 13 October 2017 See details about the Geosite Grotta Palombara 

Archaeological Heritage Sheets Landscape Plan of Syracuse

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: Ignazio Caloggero Web, 

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