The Archaeological Excavations in the Castel Corno Caves presents the results of two different excavation campaigns in a prehistoric archaeological site in a deep cave in Trentino Alto Adige (Castel Corno, Isera, Trento, Italy). The excavations uncovered a number of tombs deep in the cave and, outside, the remains of a settlement. The site is signifi cant for the excellent preservation of the artefacts and of the animal and human bones, a result of the depth of the cave. Despite damage caused by grave robbers, a considerable quantity of data was recovered enabling the partial reconstruction of human activity in this area. In the tombs the remains of seven individuals were excavated. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the tombs are of the Late Copper Age, but the occupation of the site, for ritual and settlement purposes, continued into the Early Bronze Age (2200 –1600 BC).

The Archaeological Excavations in the Castel Corno Caves (Isera, Trento, Italy) : Burial Places and Settlement of a Small AlpineCommunity between the 25th and 17th Centuries BC / M. Battisti, U. Tecchiati. - Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, 2022 Oct 01. - ISBN 9781803271934.

The Archaeological Excavations in the Castel Corno Caves (Isera, Trento, Italy) : Burial Places and Settlement of a Small AlpineCommunity between the 25th and 17th Centuries BC

U. Tecchiati
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2022

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The Archaeological Excavations in the Castel Corno Caves presents the results of two different excavation campaigns in a prehistoric archaeological site in a deep cave in Trentino Alto Adige (Castel Corno, Isera, Trento, Italy). The excavations uncovered a number of tombs deep in the cave and, outside, the remains of a settlement. The site is signifi cant for the excellent preservation of the artefacts and of the animal and human bones, a result of the depth of the cave. Despite damage caused by grave robbers, a considerable quantity of data was recovered enabling the partial reconstruction of human activity in this area. In the tombs the remains of seven individuals were excavated. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the tombs are of the Late Copper Age, but the occupation of the site, for ritual and settlement purposes, continued into the Early Bronze Age (2200 –1600 BC).
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The Archaeological Excavations in the Castel Corno Caves (Isera, Trento, Italy) : Burial Places and Settlement of a Small AlpineCommunity between the 25th and 17th Centuries BC / M. Battisti, U. Tecchiati. - Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, 2022 Oct 01. - ISBN 9781803271934.
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