IT-VN-06

The pile dwelling site of Tombola © Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Verona

  Cerea  |     Tombola

Short description
The site of Tombola at Cerea is an important example of a pile-dwelling settlement on an ancient waterway. Numerous pottery finds, bronze artefacts and objects in bone were discovered during digs and numerous timbers were identified. The majority were aligned vertical piles, together with horizontal beams and boards that define structures with a squarefloor plan. The archaeological finds indicate a date at end of the Middle Bronze Age and the start of the Late Bronze Age. According to the results of the dendrochronological analysis, the first settlement dates to between 1425 and 1413 BC.

Bronze Age

Middle - early Late Bronze Age

Wetland in the natural park of Cerea

15 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 1,5 ha / approx. 2 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 123,76 ha / approx. 173 soccer pitches

Materials from the pile dwelling site of Tombola © Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Verona

Current activities
Ongoing protection action and enhencement activities

Pile dwellings up close
It is possible to visit the natural park

A special hall will be dedicated in Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Verona, currently closed for restoration, to the archaeological material from the UNESCO sites in the province of Verona