Publication Date

1-1-2001

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kolb, Michael J.

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to better understand cultural change over time in Western Sicily. We performed archaeological survey in Western Sicily to gather evidence of early contact with Phoenicians in this particular area. Research was conducted over a six-week period of survey at Mokarta, near the city of Salemi. Collection at Site 159 included retrieval of over 1200 diagnostic pottery shreds, which were analyzed for cultural characteristics. Significant findings included an artifact-rich site with a nearly complete chronological record, ranging from the Prehistoric Iron-Age to the Late Mediaeval period. Evidence of Phoenician inter-island trade during the early centuries BC was confirmed. Evidence also shows that this pattern of inter-island trade continued late in the Roman period. The scope of this project is limited by the small area of research, and would benefit from a regional analysis of neighboring sites.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

20 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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