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  • Grotta dei Santi
  • Monte Argentario
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Provincia di Grosseto
  • Monte Argentario



  • 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 Grotta dei Santi opens in cavernous limestone on the south-eastern side of the Argentario promontory. The cavity is formed by one vast chamber, 45 m long and 40 m wide (maximum).

      It is known that research took place in the cavern in 1869, but it was

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    • This season, the main objective was to begin excavation of the in situ Mousterian levels (the deposits covering them were removed last year), and the collection of sediment samples and samples from several hearths for various types of radiometric dating ... Read More
    • The 2015 campaign continued the investigation of the Mousterian levels. Quadrants M4, M5, M6 and M7 (quadrants II-III) and L6, L7, I7, H7, F8, E8, D8, D9, C8, C9 where excavation was limited to layers 105, 107 and 110, in order to extend the available surf... Read More
    • The aim of this campaign was to continue the investigation of the Mousterian evidence in levels 110 and 111. Two separate areas were excavated, comprising respectively quadrants M4, M5, M6, M7 (quadrants II-III), L5, L6, L7, I6, I7, H6, H7 (Area A) and F8,... Read More
    • This season’s campaign aimed to continue the investigation of the Mousterian remains in layers 111 and 1004, therefore the removal of the sterile layers between layers 111 and 150, in order to extend the excavation area of the latter. Three distinct sector... Read More
  • 375500 BC
  • 300000 BC
  • 40000 BC