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  • La Pineta
  • La Pineta
  • Italy
  • Molise
  • Province of Isernia
  • Isernia



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    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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    • This site was identified in the late 1970s to the north of the town. It has been equipped to meet the highest standards of stratigraphic excavation and make use of the most up to date interdisciplinary research methods in order to trace a complete picture ... Read More
    • The excavation campaigns undertaken on the paleolithic site of La Pineta, Isernia, was a collaboration between the Archaeological Superintendency of Molise, the University of Ferrara and the European Centre for Prehistoric Research at Isernia who for many ... Read More
    • The 2010 campaign took place between 5-30 July with the participation of numerous students, both Italian and foreign.

      The excavation area situated inside the excavation pavilion was extended as a natural follow-on to the exploration undertaken in previo

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    • This year’s excavations examined layer 3coll in quadrants 138, 157, 167, 168, 169. The material from 3a in quadrants 167 and 168 was removed in order to reach the underlying layers (3b and then 3c). These two quadrants showed the transition towards the str... Read More
    • The site of Isernia La Pineta has made a notable contribution to knowledge of human occupation in the lower Paleolithic period in Europe. The settlement was discovered in 1978 and since then has been the object of systematic investigations. The excavations... Read More
    • This season excavations continued inside the pavilion covering the archaeological area at Isernia La Pineta. In particular, work was undertaken in quadrants 176, 177, 178, 179 of sector I-1, where digging had previously halted at layer 3s 6-9.

      The explora

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    • Between the 7th and 26th July 2014 excavations were carried out on the Palaeolithic site of La Pineta at Isernia by Ferrara University, directed by Prof. Carlo Peretto.

      The excavations began with a major discovery, a child’s incisor. Based on the dating o

      ... Read More
    • This season’s excavations by Ferrara University at the Palaeolithic site of La Pineta (Isernia) investigated an area (quadrants 156-157-158-159-166-176) in quadrant 1 of sector I. Context 3 was removed (fluvial-lacustrine deposits with sands and fine grave... Read More
    • During this season’s excavations and research undertaken by the University of Ferrara on the Palaeolithic site of Isernia La Pineta exploration was extended in quadrants 156-159, 166-169 and 174-179 of quadrant 1, in sector I, already partially excavated i... Read More
    • Le attività di esplorazione del sito preistorico di Isernia La Pineta, dal 2 al 29 luglio 2017, sono state condotte dall’Università degli Studi di Ferrara, sotto la direzione scientifica del prof. Carlo Peretto, su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e dell... Read More
    • Excavations continued the previous year’s work to uncover the archaeological surface 3c, in direct contact with the underlying travertine. The investigation concentrated on squares 153-154-155-158-159-164-165-174-175 of quadrant 1 in Sector I. Fluvial-lacu... Read More


    • Annarosa Di Nucci, Giuseppe Lembo, Antonella Minelli, Carlo Peretto, Cristiana Terzani, Ursula Thun Hohenstein. 2005. Accampamenti di cacciatori preistorici a Isernia La Pineta. FOLD&R Italy: 34.
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    • Silvia Pallecchi-Università degli Studi di Genova. 2020. Nora, Quartiere Occidentale: campagne 2017-2019 nell’Area C2. FOLD&R Italy: 465.
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