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.



Catalogue of the exhibition “The Fragility of the Sign”

copertina catalogo fragilità
The catalogue of the exhibition “The Fragility of the Sign. Rock Art of Africa in the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Protohistory Archive” (A. De Pascale & L. Bachechi eds.), contains a rich selection of images from the “Paolo Graziosi” Photographic Archive. The illustrations accompany scientific texts which are written by experts but in such a way as to be accessible and particularly interesting for the greater public as well.


Language: italian/english
173 pp. col., IIPP Firenze 2017
ISBN 978 88 6045 062 3
Price € 25


Wells of Wonders

Wells of Wonders
New discoveries from Cetamura del Chianti
9 June / 30 September 2017

Opening: 9 June 2017, 5.00 PM

Stefano Casciu Direttore del Polo museale della Toscana
Anna di Bene Soprintendente SABAP Siena Grosseto e Arezzo
Frank Nero Direttore Centro Studi Florida State University


Per gli uomini e per gli dei

Per gli uomini e per gli dei. Necropoli, villaggi e contesti rituali del IV e III millennio a.C. tra Forlì e Faenza

Musei San Domenico, Forlì – Piazza Guido da Montefeltro

October 13 ottobre, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Cristina Ambrosini, Paolo Boccuccia & Monica Miari eds.


Inauguration: October 13, 2016 at 18.15 – invitation

L’uomo e il mare nella Preistoria

Il Dipartimento SAGAS dell’Università di Firenze e il Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria organizzano la mostra documentaria “L’uomo e il mare nella Preistoria”, evento collegato alle manifestazioni di Expo 2015. Presso il Dipartimento SAGAS, Via San Gallo 10 – Firenze, dal 28 luglio al 20 settembre 2015 (tutti i giorni 9-19, esclusi sabato e … Read more