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The time of the colonization of the Strait of Sicily.

by Dr. Massimo Rapisarda (2015-12-02)

Researches on the submerged archipelago of Bank Avventura could easily prove the occupation of the Strait of Sicily in times preceding today’s accepted dates. In fact, the discovery of samples of Pantelleria obsidian on the shores of a sunken island would imply the collection of the material during the period of its emersion. Researches on the sunken archipelago are going on (E. Lodolo and Z. Ben Avraham, J. Arch. Sci. Rep. 3, 398 (2015)), therefore the timing of the first colonization of the Strait of Sicily could be subjected to an unexpected revision in the near future.