Grotta dei Puntali in Italy


Grotta dei Puntali
Local name Riserva Naturale Integrale Grotta dei Puntali
Typeexcavation site

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Address Via Grotte
Zip-code 90044
Place Carini
Country Italy
Telephone+393287045011

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Grotta dei Puntali, located at Via Grotte, in Carini, Italy .


Comments / picturesThe integral nature reserve Grotta dei Puntali is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Carini , in the metropolitan city of Palermo. The cave is of high paleontological interest documented by findings ranging from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age.

The site was excavated between 1868 and 1870, and produced a large collection of elephant remains, including complete skulls and isolated postcranials, most of which are now stored in the Museo di Paleontologia of the University of Palermo.

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Grotta dei Puntali, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3286. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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