Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

Rare visit to the cave graffiti of Addaura in Palermo

January 27, 2017

Tags: addaura, cave, grafitti, prehistoric, humans, dancing, mystical, ancient, art, guided visit

The caption takes you to a cell-phone video of an expert, Dr Vassallo of the superintendency of art and culture, leading a group called Let's Save Addaura on a rare visit to the graffiti of Addaura. The site has been closed for years, but I saw it in person in July 1986, the year I (more…)

Calendar rock at S. Ciparello, Palermo Province

April 8, 2015

Tags: palermo, prehistoric, megalithic, archeology geoarcheologist, San Ciparello, MOnte aricvocaloto, astronomical calendar, rock, civilization, religion, farming, agriculture, culture

Archeologist Alberto Scuderi, geoarcheologist Francesca Mercadante and her husband and co-explorer Dr. Pippo Lo Cascio have discovered that a seven-foot high rock with a hole carved out of it on a hilltop in Palermo province was actually a second-millenium B.C. megalithic structure that celebrates the winter solstice. On December 22 the first rays of (more…)

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