An unexpected discovery at Podere Cannicci

In the last few days, the research team is investigating new portions at the late Etruscan and Republican site of Podere Cannicci. During these activities, an unexpected discovery happened. During the removal of the soil on a nearby hill, the remains of an elephant tusk appeared from the earth, providing a snapshot of the paleo-environment and fauna of this territory in the Pleistocene; the tusk can be dated around 150,000 years ago and definitely informs of a much more different landscape for Paganico and the middle valley of the Ombrone river.

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