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The Museum of
With almost 20 000 visitors a year, the Museum of Sartene is the second
archaeological museum in Corsica, after Aleria.
Set up in the centre of the town, in the heart of the richest region in
megalithic monuments of Corsica, the present museum has for main objective
to permanently present to the public the prehistoric collections which illustrate
the daily life of the island civilizations before the roman conquest.
A Visit ...
The great periods of the island prehistory appear on a synoptic table,
then are materialized in six rooms, by the most characteristic objects
in the chronologic order :
Paul Nebbia Curator
- Ancient mediterranean Neolithic (6000-4000 B.C.)
- Piece of pottery decorated with shell or with awl, sometimes painted
with ochre, crude equipment cut into the local hard stone, in the flint
- Recent Neolithic (350O - 3000 B.C)
- Very beautiful stone working, which is cut (range of tools and points
of arrows), or above all polished (axes, containers, various ornaments),
stacks and grinders (agriculture), "fusaioles" for the spinning
of wool (breeding), fine and glossy ceramic.
- Megalithism (3000 - 1500 B.C)
- Furniture collected in the sepultures in chest or in dolmen, cups,
ornaments, small daggers, jewels of gold and silver.
- Island Chalcolithic (Brass Age) (2600 - 2000 B.C)
- Lithic industry and first metallurgy. Points of arrows in flint, obsidian
and above all rhyolite, polished axes. Crusibles, ceramics with perforations
in line and under the border, potteries with fine paste and beautiful
shaped form, bowls with oblique surfaces with decorations in chevrons.
- Culture of the taffoni-hypogées (2400 - 180 B.C)
- Human bones which have been subjected to the fire's action, set down
under rocks hollowed by the erosion and associated to large dishes on
stems with fenestration. segments of flint, pearls and rings in serpentine.
- Bronze Age (1800 - 800 B.C)
- Characteristic furniture of a new culture, discovered in circular
monuments which were corbelled vaulted, the torte or in the huts near
from these monuments. Abundant pottery, which is coarse and a little
decorated, fragments of arms in bronze, crusibles and refractory moulds
(metallurgy), "fusaioles" and rare ornament Importation of
- Iron Age (700 B.C - 100 A.D)
- Combed or incised pottery, ceramic in asbestos, arms and tools of
iron, objects and jewels of bronze, ornaments of molten glass. Reconstruction
of a sepulture in incineration.
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