Archaeology and History of Salemi

Randy Younker (Institute of Archaeology)

A book on the Archaeology and History of Salemi, Sicily

This goal of this project will be to produce a book about the archaeology and history of Salemi, Sicily.  Salemi has numerous archaeological remains from various periods including the Late Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Norman periods.  Of special interest is the transition period from Salemi as a pagan Roman to an early Christian village, including one of the earliest basilicas known in Sicily. This book will bring all the published and unpublished sources together to provide a single, illustrated book on the history and archaeology of Salemi.  It will benefit both me and my colleagues professionally, as well as the students who are currently doing field research in the area of Salemi.