Stone Age Tribal Migration
The Mediterranean Sea provided a broad boulevard for the migration of
tribal groups in the prehistoric period when
tools were still fashioned only from stone--the period before about
3000 BC that is now referred to as the Stone Age.
The size of the island of Sicily and its accessibilty to Europe, Africa
and Asia Minor made it a natural crossroads in the migratory pattern.
Cave paintings recently discovered at Monte Pellegrino near Palermo
show habitation of the area even before 8000 BC, in the Paleolithic
segment of the Stone Age.
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1999-2000 C. I. Gable