Palaeogeographical evolution of the Egadi Islands (western Sicily, Italy). Implications for late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea crossings by humans and other mammals in the western Mediterranean

Lo Presti, V.; Antonioli, F.; Palombo, M.; Biolchi, S.; Calcagnile, L.; Donati, S.; Furlani, S.; Merizzi, J.; Quarta, G.; Tusa, S.

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Abstract

The continental shelf morphology offshore of western Sicily suggests that during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 20 ka cal BP), two of the Egadi Islands, Favignana and Levanzo, were connected to Sicily by a wide emerged plain, while Marettimo was only separated from the other islands by a narrow channel. We studied the relative sea-level variation from the LGM until today, focussing on two important time slices: the Mesolithic (9.5–13 ka cal BP) and the Neolithic (6.5–7.5 ka cal BP). In this research, we discuss a sea-level rise model by means of geomorphological, archaeological and geophysical observations and new radiocarbon dating of marine and terrestrial fossil fauna. The results enabled us to provide a detailed palaeogeographical reconstruction of the focal area from the LGM until they became isolated. The evidence that has emerged from this research, in particular the radiometric data, supports the hypothesis that seafaring in the western Mediterranean area may have started between the early Mesolithic and late Epigravettian (between 8.4 and 13.5 ka cal BP), although it probably became a well-established practice only during the Neolithic.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)160-181
Numero di pagine22
RivistaEarth-Science Reviews
Volume194
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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Lo Presti, V.; Antonioli, F.; Palombo, M.; Biolchi, S.; Calcagnile, L.; Donati, S.; Furlani, S.; Merizzi, J.; Quarta, G.; Tusa, S. (2019). Palaeogeographical evolution of the Egadi Islands (western Sicily, Italy). Implications for late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea crossings by humans and other mammals in the western Mediterranean. Earth-Science Reviews, 194, 160-181.

Palaeogeographical evolution of the Egadi Islands (western Sicily, Italy). Implications for late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea crossings by humans and other mammals in the western Mediterranean. / Lo Presti, V.; Antonioli, F.; Palombo, M.; Biolchi, S.; Calcagnile, L.; Donati, S.; Furlani, S.; Merizzi, J.; Quarta, G.; Tusa, S.

In: Earth-Science Reviews, Vol. 194, 2019, pag. 160-181.

Risultato della ricerca: Article

Lo Presti, V.; Antonioli, F.; Palombo, M.; Biolchi, S.; Calcagnile, L.; Donati, S.; Furlani, S.; Merizzi, J.; Quarta, G.; Tusa, S. 2019, 'Palaeogeographical evolution of the Egadi Islands (western Sicily, Italy). Implications for late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea crossings by humans and other mammals in the western Mediterranean', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 194, pagg. 160-181.
Lo Presti, V.; Antonioli, F.; Palombo, M.; Biolchi, S.; Calcagnile, L.; Donati, S.; Furlani, S.; Merizzi, J.; Quarta, G.; Tusa, S. Palaeogeographical evolution of the Egadi Islands (western Sicily, Italy). Implications for late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea crossings by humans and other mammals in the western Mediterranean. Earth-Science Reviews. 2019;194:160-181.
Lo Presti, V.; Antonioli, F.; Palombo, M.; Biolchi, S.; Calcagnile, L.; Donati, S.; Furlani, S.; Merizzi, J.; Quarta, G.; Tusa, S. / Palaeogeographical evolution of the Egadi Islands (western Sicily, Italy). Implications for late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea crossings by humans and other mammals in the western Mediterranean. In: Earth-Science Reviews. 2019 ; Vol. 194. pagg. 160-181.
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