Archaeological site in Costa Gigia east
In the area east of the stone quarry that excavated the rocky ridge some artificial cave tombs from the ancient Bronze Age have been located. In the lower rocky ridge there are two tholos tombs assignable to the Middle Bronze Age
Area of archaeological interest, art. 142 letter m) Legislative Decree 42/04
Environmental context: Edges of a quarry front.
Bibliographic sources: Lanteri R., Augusta and its territory, elements for an archaeological map, 1997, pp. 95-96.
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
(Source text of survey form n.4 Landscape Plan of the Province of Syracuse - Archaeological Heritage)
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