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  • Incaldana, Roccia S. Sebastiano
  • Mondragone
  • Tusculum
  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Province of Caserta
  • Mondragone



  • 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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Summary (English)

  • The Grotta di Mondragone opens at the base of Monte Massico in the locality of Rocce San Sebastiano. The excavation results were presented in May 2006 during a round-table organized at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. They were also illustrated at the XV Congresso dell\‘Unione Internazionale delle Scienze Preistoriche e Protostoriche in Lisbon.

    The main aim of the 2006 campaign was the removal of the secondary deposit in order to free as much as possible of the cave that was visible, whose extension in plan appeared quite limited. During the removal of the surface layers evidence of paleolithic industry appeared in secondary deposit with pottery and metals of various dates from late Roman to early medieval, and stone artefacts of the Gravettian period (earliest phase of the Upper Paleolithic) which covered the first levels of primary deposit. At the base of this deposit an extensive stalagmitic crust was uncovered, which partially covered the deposit. The material recovered consisted of several thousand artefacts and waste products from flint working, faunal remains in various states of preservation, pottery fragments and iron objects. (MiBAC)



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