Valcorrente is located in an area rich of water and therefore particularly good for the permanent occupation by human groups. It was occupied from the beginning of the V millennium BC, as hinted by numerous sherds impressed in the style of Stentinello found together with those dating to the culture of Diana, until the end of the EBA. It appeared to have been a relatively large village, with circular structures probably used as dwellings. Subsistence was based more on husbandry than agriculture, as hinted by the faunal and paleo-botanical remains. The presence of spindle-whorls, vessels with pierced walls, spoons and other elements linked to shepherding suggests that the site was frequented on a seasonal rather than on a permanent basis. The functional destination of the site in the EBA is still in the process of being assessed and might be elucidated by the presence of a few large enclosures that characterized the site throughout the EBA, and have been also found in other sites of the same region as well as in southern-eastern Sicily.
|Titolo:||Il sito di Valcorrente e le sue fasi|
PALIO, ORAZIO (Co-primo) [Membro del Collaboration Group]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|