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Visit sheltered D, archaeological site, Asiago plateau, July 17, 2016

Sunday 17/7/2016
Riparo Dalmeri

A journey through the ancient Palaeolithic hunters in collaboration with MUSE, Sunday July 17, 2016

Sunday 17 July 2016 at the Shelter D -Palaeolithic archaeological site on the plain of Marcesina, Asiago plateau-there will be a guided tour of the Paleolithic archaeological site, edited by MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento.

The activity, as well as in Italian, will be carried out ALSO in GERMAN LANGUAGE!


  • Morning: 10.00-12.00
  • Afternoon: 14.00-16.00

The activity will include a guided tour of the prehistoric settlement Shelter D, accompanied by an expert operator of the MUSE – the Science Museum in Trento and archery and painting of stones with ochre.

The activity is free!

The activity lasts about 2 hours, no reservation required.
Meeting point and departure of guided tours at locality Barricade, plain of Marcesina at the junction between Highland Road and forest road leading away D.

In the afternoon, you can also participate at PREHISTORIC DEMONSTRATIONS to Rifugio Barricata, demonstration activities on the habits of the ancient prehistoric hunters .


The Shelter D is a Paleolithic archaeological site of great importance for the history of Trentino and European object for 20 years of excavations by the MUSE, whose works were completed in 2009. The site, for wealth and good preservation of the finds, made it possible to understand the habits, activities and modes of exploitation of the mountain territory by prehistoric people who lived in the area around 13,000 years ago. The discovery of several painted in red ochre stones with various depictions, permits new interpretations on art and spirituality of the ancient hunter-gatherers -Alpine Highlands.

During excavation, one of the most striking findings was the identification of a structure, probably a homebuilding – a circular hut that was presented as a mild depression, with a diameter of about 4 metres, surrounded by a cordon of stones. Within the area identified faunal remains of deer and ibex, Flint implements (scratchers and chisels) and red ochre dust; outside three rituals with Ibex horns.

For more information, contact the shelter D with the buttons below.

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