Online exhibition: ‘‘170.000 b.p. at Poggetti Vecchi. Neanderthal and the elephants in Maremma, Tuscany. A climate challenge’’


The comprehension of the mechanism behind the climate crisis and its effects on the environment, economy, and society is becoming crucial these days. To better understand and interpret this phenomenon, it is essential to investigate the man-environment relationship since the ancient prehistoric times by verifying how the earliest communities interacted with their ecosystem and how they reacted to its changes.
This Institute’s project aims to present the exceptional case study of Poggetti Vecchi (Grosseto). It is an archaeological site dated 170,000 b.p. frequented by Neanderthals and ancient elephants. The online exhibition makes it possible to go back in time, from the excavations that brought to light a particular ecological niche to the discovery of the oldest wooden artifacts ever produced in Italy. The exhibition is realized by the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Protohistory in collaboration with the Soprintendenza of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Province of Siena, Grosseto, Arezzo, with the contribution of the Fondazione CR Firenze.

The online exhibition is free and can be visited every time and everywhere, on the mobile by using the app Artsteps or on pc by clicking HERE.



III IAPP – “Small pits, digs, holes, silos…”

“Small pits, digs, holes, silos…” Neolithic small dug-out structures: research methods and interpretative issues  
Scientific Committee: Carlo Lugliè, Alain Beeching, Italo Maria Muntoni.
IIPP c/o The National Archaeological Museum, Florence, May 8-9  2017
The deadline for the submission of both talks and posters proposals is March 31st, 2017 mail

II IAPP – Contesti protostorici in scavi urbani

Logo IAPPII Incontro Annuale di Preistoria e Protostoria

II Annual Meeting of Prehistory and Prothistory

Roma, Venerdì 27 gennaio 2017, 9,00 – 19,00
Rome, Friday 27 January 2017, 9,00 – 19,00

Le età del Bronzo e del Ferro in Italia: contesti protostorici in scavi urbani”
“The Bronze and Iron Ages in Italy: protohistoric contexts in urban excavations

promosso da / promoted by
Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria
Museo delle Civiltà – Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”
Programma / Program