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New perspectives on the human occupation of the Gulf of Palermo during the Metal Ages: the funerary cave of Zubbio di Cozzo San Pietro (Bagheria) and the necropolis of Viale Venere (Mondello, Palermo)

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  • Giuseppina Battaglia, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
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  • Roberto M. Miccichè, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
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  • Vincenza Forgia, Free-lance Archaeologist
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  • Marcello A. Mannino
  • Maria Giuseppa Scopelliti, Free-lance Archaeologist
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  • Luca Sineo, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
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  • Pietro Valenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo

The Archaeological Superintendency of Palermo (Sicily), with the chair of Anthropology at the University of Palermo, carried out a preliminary investigation in the Zubbio of Cozzo San Pietro (Bagheria) – a cave known so far only from a speleological point of view - which proved to be a funerary cave dating to the Copper/Bronze Age. In the course of archaeological work during the installation of the electricity grid in the Mondello area (Palermo), part of a necropolis consisting of three oven-shaped tombs was exposed. The tombs multiple depositions, whose remains were found in a very bad state of preservation. Based on the type of funerary structures and the equipment found in them, we hypothesize the existence of a necropolis datable to the Early Copper Age that occupies a large area. After an articulated presentation of both necropolises, thanks to a multidisciplinary approach, an attempt was made to re-read all the elements available for a reconstruction of the Conca d'Oro (Palermo, Italy), during the metal ages.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102276
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Bronze age, Copper age, Gulf of Palermo, Landscape archaeology, Sicily

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