In East-Central Sicily, the Middle Copper Age assemblages which yielded burnished pottery groups associated with the painted ones of Serraferlicchio style have been widely discussed, since the excavations at Serraferlicchio (Agrigento). L. Bernabò Brea, M. Cavalier and S. Tinè identified two different pottery classes (respectively, “facies of Piano Conte” in the Eolian islands and D3 pottery in the Chiusazza Cave, near Syracuse) which they considered similar to one another as to technological, stylistic and typological characteristics, such as the conical bowl with burnished decoration. In this paper the Author briefly reassesses the Middle Copper Age sites, which yielded burnished pottery, and try to highlight the technological and stylistic differences of the various ceramic groups discovered so far in the Aeo-lian islands and Calabria, North-Eastern Sicily, Etna, Catania Plain, South-Eastern Sicily and South-Central Sicily. As a result, the Author accepts Bernabò Brea’s and Tinè’s theory, according to which burnished pottery was produced in Sicily, even if it shows strong affinities with the Piano Conte facies. Differences in technology, style, and typology of vessels, in fact, can plausibly hint at a diversified influence, involving not only technological traditions, but also the symbolic and ideological systems, which the Piano Conte style had in the diverse areas of Sicily, as well as at a different degree of integration among the human groups who lived scattered in the latter.
|Titolo:||Aspetti diversi della facies di Piano Conte in Sicilia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|