Museum:Museo di Casal deâ€™ Pazzi (deposito pleistocenico)
address: Via Ciciliano
Currently the museum is under construction.
Visits should be agreed with the responsible
Reservation required by phone, on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 13 (Paola Bellagamba, tel 06 24404006) or by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The site 'Rebibbia Casal de Pazzi' is located between the Via Nomentana and the Via Tiburtina, not far from the River Aniene and the many other Paleolithic sites that dotted the last stretch.
The museum shows part of a Pleistocene deposit dated about 200,000 years ago which is the last part of the valley of the Aniene, like other Paleolithic sites found in the past.
The deposit was the subject of excavations of the Archaeological Superintendency of Rome, from 1981 to 1986, which have brought to light an area of over 1200 square meters, the ancient bed of the river, in which were collected about 2,200 bones and over 1,500 stone artifacts, dragged and then deposited by the ancient waterway.
The bones, which belong mainly to large mammals such as elephants and ancient aquatic birds, were covered with gravel and sand accumulated on the river.
From the lower layer comes a fragment of human skull.
The lithic industry includes a variety of instruments from the oldest strata eroded by the river.
Some fragments of animal bones have been processed by man.
At the end of the Exhibition, the Museum will include a demostration hall with exhibits and information points, next to the large room that houses the riverbed with the materials to their original place of discovery.