La Sassa faunal remains

The Copper Age layers [caption id="attachment_808" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copper Age faunal remains[/caption] The Copper Age layers of Grotta La Sassa have yielded around 1000 zooarchaeological remains. Only 288 could be attributed to species/taxon, with slightly less than half the identified specimens belonging to dog/wolf. This evidence shows that the stratigraphy…

La Sassa human bones

  Campaigns 2014 and 2015 Few human bones have been collected in 2014 and in 2015. Bones from rooms 3 and 4 have been collected on the surface. Bones from room 2 have been collected in a small shallow depression, probably dug by animals. Room 2 - twelve fragments of parietal…

La Sassa project

The project After the discovery of the cave, all the sherds and bones on the surface, more than 500, were collected and are now being processed. A 3D scan of the cave was made with the kind collaboration of C. Tamburri, to enable the high-quality spatial localization of artifacts. Two joint excavations…

La Sassa potsherds

The 2015 campaign   In 2015, some potsherds were collected inside the cave, on the surface. The potsherd n. 1 has been found in room 1; all the others come from rooms 3 and 4. The inclination of the bowl n. 1 is uncertain since the presence of the handle…

La Sassa cave

The cave after the 2016 campaign. The test pits are showed. The discovery In February 2014, mr. Gianni Carroccia led a team of speleologists at the entrance of the La Sassa cave. The cave is located few meters from the La Sassa stream, in the municipality of Sonnino. The explorations were carried…