added by archaeologs A Copper Age culture in northwest Sicily, which takes its name from the area around Palermo. A number of cemeteries of rock-cut tombs of the a forno or ovenshaped type have been investigated. They were used for collective burial, and the associated grave goods include pottery vessels and stone and occasional metal tools and weapons. As well as pottery of purely local style, imported Beaker pottery occurs, as well as a local imitation known as the ‘Carini beaker’. A 3rd millennium bc date seems likely, although we lack radiocarbon dates.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983