Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.8.11. Pantelleria
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Pantelleria is a semiarid volcanic island in the Strait of Sicily. It has an area of 82 km2 and is located 110 km west of Sicily and 70 km east of  Cap Bon (Tunisia). Its location at the shortest crossing between Africa and Italy and between the eastern and western Mediterranean made Pantelleria strategically and economically an ideal bridgehead between cultures. Evidence of the export of Pantelleria obsidian is found across the entire central Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium on [7]; [8]. The earliest settlement, on a promontory in the west of the island (Mursia), w…

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Schäfer, Thomas, “2.8.11. Pantelleria”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_009177>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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