Geological, Geomorphological and Archaeological Sites in Pachino and Portopalo di Capo Passero Areas (Syracuse, Southeastern Sicily)

Authors: Pietro Carveni, Antonello Capodicasa, Antonio Iucolano, Patrizia Sibi, Mario Valletta

Corresponding: Mario Valletta (

Keywords: Geoarchaeology, Geomorphology, Pachino, Portopalo di Capo Passero, Tuna salt factories


Issue: Xjenza Online Vol. 4 Iss. 2 - December 2016

The studied area corresponds to the ex- treme south eastern side of Sicily, characterized by the presence and coexistence of peculiar natural character- istics, connected to some expressions of a virtuous" an- thropic activity. Firstly, the purpose and objectives of the research are described. Characteristics of geological evolution, studied under structural, stratigraphical and geomorphological are later described. Some of the more important sites of geological, geomorphological and ar- chaeological interest are also discussed.

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