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  • Grotta del Sambuco
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    • 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 2013 investigation inside the grotto del Sambuco took place 22 years after excavations undertaken in the second half of the 1980s. These investigations concentrated on the historical levels and stopped at a hardened paleo-surface that emerged across th... Read More
      • La campagna del 2014 ha ripreso le mosse dalla situazione lasciata alla fine del 2013, chiusa con l’asportazione di lembi residui dell’US3B (quasi certamente Età dei Metalli) e del sottostante US4 del Paleolitico superiore, nei quadrati P15, Q15 e Q16. L’a... Read More
      • The main objective of the 2015 campaign was to complete the excavation of layer US4 corresponding with the Upper Paleolithic horizon already explored in six quadrants (Q15,R15,Q16, P16, Q17, P17). In 2014, its removal had revealed a paleo-surface with a ve... Read More
      • The aim of the 2016 campaign was to make an in-depth examination of the deposit underlying US 5 in quadrants R15 and Q15. This contained no archaeological material (lithics or macro-fauna associated with human occupation), but was very rich in micro mammal... Read More
      • This short campaign aimed to investigate the deposit underlying US 4 in quadrant Q18, and retrace, beyond the sterile US 5, the underlying US 6. In 2016, the latter, in quadrant R 15, had produced evidence of very ancient human occupation, in the form of m... Read More
      • The main objective of the excavations was to deepen the trench in quadrant Q18, in order to reach US 6, already identified in another area of the excavation. This context had produced slight traces of lithic industry, abundant charcoal and an exceptional q... Read More