Miscellaneous tools

Strumenti vari: Chopper, Bifacciale, Strumento in osso

Drawing by P. Gioia

No. 1 Chopper
Term used to indicate a chipped pebble on one end in order to obtain a cutting edge. Recent research suggests that in most cases they are cores. In our case it is likely to be so.

No. 2 Bifacial
It is a lithic tool of considerable size that characterizes a good part of the lower Paleolithic (Acheulean). It is generally oval shaped and pointed and it is chipped on both sides through the detachment of many flakes. Bifacial taken from fragments of elephant bones have been found in some deposits of Latium and Roman countryside

No. 3 Bone tool
A piece of elephant bone has been chipped and used as a tool

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.