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H 290 x W 205 mm

154 pages

36 figures, 37 plates (colour and black and white)

Published Oct 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803271934

Digital: 9781803271941

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Tombs; Copper Age; Early Bronze Age; Caves; Worship; Burial Site

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This book 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 Early Bronze Age tombs deep in the cave and, outside, the remains of a settlement.



List of Figures;
1: Historical and Geographical Introduction;
2: The Rovereto Civic Museum Excavations;
3: The Material Culture;
4: The Burial Places;
5: Paleoenvironmental and Economic Aspects;
6: General Discussion and Conclusions;
Catalogue of Finds;
Catalogue Entries;

About the Author

Maurizio Battisti is archaeologist at the Rovereto Civic Museum Foundation, where he coordinates the prehistoric sector of the archaeological department. He is a specialist in alpine archaeology, with particular reference to the Bronze Age in the Adige river valley, with several publications on the topic and ongoing projects in collaboration with the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Trento Science Museum (MUSE), and the universities of Trento, Milano, Verona and Padova.

Umberto Tecchiati is Associate Professor of Prehistory and Protohistory and Prehistoric Ecology at the State University of Milan. Previously he was a museum curator and an official of the Superintendency of the Province of Bolzano-Alto-Adige. He is a specialist in alpine archaeology and archaeozoology and directs the UniMi excavation campaigns at the prehistoric site of Colombare di Negrar di Valpolicella (VR).