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  • Cava Filo
  • Croara
  • Monte Castello
  • Italy
  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Bologna
  • San Lazzaro di Savena



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    • The pothole in the Filo Quarry, which came to light by chance during quarrying at the end of the 1950s consisted of a shaft, initially 11 m deep, which proceeded to the north-west in a small cavern. The deposit filling the cavern was excavated in 1966 by t... Read More
    • The excavation concentrated on the zones identified as “area 1” (zone A and zone B) and the north-east cavity of the karstic structure which showed a high density of finds during the survey undertaken the previous year.

      A large quantity of skeletal rema

      ... Read More
    • Following the recovery of a conspicuous number of bone finds during the previous three campaigns, the 2009 campaign, as well as continuing investigations in the area known as the “NE cavity”, also focused on sampling material suitable for C14 radiocarbon d... Read More
    • The 2010 excavation concentrated on the part of the deposit denominated “incavo NE” where, in previous years numerous finds have been recovered, of great interest for their very good state of preservation and for the scientific importance of their taxonomy... Read More
    • This year, a trench was opened on a north-south alignment (trench 2011/A) in the “Cavità Galleria NS” measuring about 5 × 3 m and at a depth of 130 cm from ground level.

      The stratigraphic sequence visible in the wall of trench 2011/A was made up of a s

      ... Read More
  • 25500 BC
  • 20000 BC
  • 18000 BC