Lampedusa prehistoric petroglyphs

Our friend prof. Fabio Giovanetti has recently discovered some incision in a rock near the megalithic village on top of the promontory above the Tabacarra Coast of Lampedusa (a site previously described here).

This exceptional finding is definitely worth some further study and attention by the competent authorities which have been duly informed.
A close parallel between these petroglyphs of Lampedusa and the Valcamonica rock art can probably be noticed by the observers, another suggestive similarity can be seen when observing those painting of cars and chariots in the Tassili desertic region of Libia (see picture below).



Another, more symbolic interpretation may link the above incised wheels with spokes to some symbolic representation of the sun and hence to prehistoric "sun cults" of some sort.
Evidence is mounting by the day that the island of Lampedusa was widely populated in the prehistory and that the remaining traces of the prehistoric culture of Lampedusa deserve more attention.
I have forwarded these pictures to some rock art experts and I look forward receiving and sharing their comments soon.

Prehistory of Lampedusa

The book "Prehistory of Lampedusa" is ready: I have been working on it for the last two years.
The book is in Italian and hopefully I will find additional time to translate it in English over the next few months.


I will print and send copies to archaeologists, academics and institutions.
Additional copies will be printed and taken to the Archivio Storico Lampedusa next summer. 
This is a 200 full color pages a4 book: printing is particularly expensive therefore I decided to upload all the chapters of the book online and share them for free in order to continue with my efforts to make the prehistory of Lampedusa known so that it can be protected and saved from progressive destruction. 
These are the first chapters that I have uploaded: 


If you have a particular academic interest in the prehistory of the island and need the full book please feel free to contact me.