Fallow deer

Daino (Dama dama)
Reconstructive drawing (T. D’Este)

Dama dama

Even this cervid, smaller and more stocky than the red deer, is a species currently living. High about 1 m to the shoulder, it has characteristic horns (or antlers), formed by a palmed rod, with dorsal daggers. It lives now, as in prehistoric times, mostly in open woodlands or in Mediterranean scrubs. It appears in Italy about 300,000 years ago with a primitive subspecies (Dama dama tiberina). After its extinction in Italy, during the coldest stages of the last glacial, it was reintroduced into historical times in Europe by the Greeks and then by the Romans.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala Espositiva

Inside the showcases located in the exhibition room, some of the more than 2000 fossil remains, found during excavation and representing the identified species, were placed.

Fossil remains of Zelkova crenata, Tree of Judah and Laurel was discovered in the deposit. Fossil remains of Zelkova leaves are exposed.