Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site

Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site in Corsica, Ligurian Sea, France | National Landmark | Prehistoric Site

Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site, Corsica, France's site is that it encompasses many eventful periods of Prehistory such as Protohistory.
A first occupation occurred during the early Neolithic (Vth millennium BC); the rocky blockfield offered some fine-looking shelters which were used as dwellings. There, shards of pottery decorated with a cockle shell are found in the same layer as fragments which have been decorated before firing, with holes or a blade, and the discrete presence of ceramic from Basi indicates occupation of the site in the middle Neolithic period (IVth and beginning of the IIIrd millennia BC).
The middle and, above all, late Bronze Age are amply in evidenced. The majority of the structures well-preserved today, can be dated to the second half of the IInd millennium BC, and lasted until the beginning of the Iron Age (around 700BC).
Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site, Corsica, France is the only site on the island where the pre-eminence of the statues can be seen in the so-called Torréen monuments (a unique place where the fragments of the statues were then used by the Torréens as building materials in the construction of their "religious" monument, raised up at the heart of the promontory.) Its oppidum with its three monuments and Torréen village, has provided a quarter of all the recorded knowledge gathered on Corsican Torréen civilisation.
Finally, the presence of an important group of statue-menhirs at the foot of the "Turrichju" oppidum is explained by the existence of an alignment which was certainly the target of destruction during the Middle Ages, and significant elements of which have been rebuilt, strengthening the enigma of this place a little more.

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Station Préhistorique de Filitosa, Petreto-Bicchisano
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