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  • Grotta di Pozzo
  • Pozzo di Forfora
  • Italy
  • Abruzzo
  • Province of L'Aquila
  • Ortucchio



  • 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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    • During 2006 research in the cave concentrated on the Holocene levels with the aim of documenting the upper level of the stratigraphic sequence, and on the other hand extending the area relating to the hearth discovered in 2005, at the top of the late-glaci... Read More
    • The research programme for this field season focused on square or box trenches (G8, H8, 17. 18, 110, J7, J8, J10, L9, L10). The continuation of the excavations of trenches 17, 18, J8 was limited. An external trench was also opened in the talus of the cave... Read More
    • Excavations were carried out inside the cave of the Holocene levels of squares G8 and 17, and in the late Pleistocene levels of squares H8, H9, H10, 18, J7, J8, J10, K8, L8, L9 L10. A new box-trench or square was also opened, the sole square of row 11, ca... Read More
    • Research focused on the late Pleistocene levels within the cave (squares 17, G8, H8, 18, J8, K8, L8, M8, H9, 19, J9, L9, H10, I10, L10, H11, H12), as well as in those on the exterior of the talus (squares Ex2 and Fx2). Some unstable areas which had in part... Read More
    • The research was undertaken on the Pleistocene levels in squares 17 (partial), J7, K7, L7, G8, H8, M8, N8, O8, G9 (partial), J9, K9, L9, H10, I10, K10, H11, H12, as well as in Dx2, in the external talus.

      In particular, work was renewed in row 7, the inn

      ... Read More
    • This research examined the Holocene levels in quadrants J6, K6 and L6, the Pleistocene levels in quadrants G9, H9, I9, I10, J10, K9, K10.

      Row 6. In J6 the surface layer disturbed by animal burrows and natural erosion was removed together with other laye

      ... Read More
    • As planned, the late Pleistocene levels in various quadrants of rows 6, 9, 10, and 11, were excavated. Row 6. In J6, K6 and L6, the upper part of the late Pleistocene sequence constituted by occupation level PS1 was removed, which together with an ashy le... Read More
    • This season, the late-Pleistocene levels in quadrants J7-K7- L7, G8- H8- I8- K8—L8, G9, H9, I9—J9- K9, I10, J10 and J11 were investigated. Row 7. In J7, K7, and L7, the upper part of level PS6 was examined, on which hearth structures were present that were... Read More
    • This season’s research investigated late Pleistocene levels.

      In K9 and J9, the removal of “PS14” exposed the grey layer “grey lens on PS15”, lying between “PS14” and “PS15”, sloping N-E. Subsequently, the roof of “PS16/PS18” was exposed.

      In I9, “PS14” wa

      ... Read More
  • 28000 BC
  • 22000 BC
  • 8000 BC