CATEGORY: site DEFINITION: A large coastal cave in Apulia, Italy, occupied in the Palaeolithicperiod. Over a beach of last Interglacial date came some Mousterian deposits and a series of Upper Palaeolithic (c 12,000 BP) deposits of 'Romanellian' type. There are engraved art objects in these layers and on the walls, and skeletal material is also found in the Romanellian levels. These include geometric microliths, 200+ plaques with engravings, and meanders and abstract designs engraved on the walls.
CATEGORY: site DEFINITION: A cave in Monte Pellegrino near Palermo, Sicily, with engravings from the Upper Palaeolithicperiod. The main scene is of human figures and seems to depict an initiation or circumcision. It is attributed to the Romanellian culture of 11,000 years ago.
CATEGORY: site DEFINITION: A small island off western Sicily, Italy, where fine engravings of animals have been found in a cave, Grotta Genovese. It belongs to the Upper Palaeolithic Romanellian group of c 10,000 BC and depicts horses, deer, cattle, and humans.