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Mount Cornizzolo – Lake Segrino Park

Italia, Regione Lombardia, provincia di Como, Canzo

Positioning

Monte Cornizzolo

COORDINATES
(CH 1903) E   745392 N   78218 H   1110.0
(WGS 84) Long.   9.310 Lat.   45.840
GENERAL EVALUATION
DIFFICULTY T-T1
INTERESSE CONTESTUALE Naturalistic, Landscape, Hiking, Archaeological
ARCHAEOSITE   signs of human presence

DESCRIPTION

The camp of prehistoric Mesolithic hunters at Monte Cornizzolo is located inside the area identified as the “Ecomuseum of the Briantei District of Mountains and Lakes” (l'Ecomuseo del Distretto dei Monti e dei Laghi Briantei). Set immediately behind the top of Mount Cornizzolo at an altitude of about 1200 metres above sea level, it is situated in an environment and landscape of remarkable quality and particular intensity. From the Lake Segrino Park centre, you can take a variety of routes and itineraries to discover sites of the greatest interest: archaeological remains, works of nature, historical events, cultural and archaeological signs, and religious, artistic and monumental works.

INSIGHT

The site of Monte Cornizzolo is the first Mesolithic site identified in the area of the Lariano triangle which has been subjected to any type of archaeological excavation carried out with modern methodologies. In the absence of absolute datings, the Mesolithic presence of humans at the site may be placed between 6,000 and 5,500 BCE. During this chronological period, groups of hunter-gatherers returned to the mountain in the summer, camping in the level area between the top of Monte Cornizzolo (1240 metres above sea level) and the crest of Monte Rai (1259 metres above sea level).

CURIOSITIES

The use of the bow by the last Mesolithic European hunters has been confirmed by findings on Monte Cornizzolo.
scala temporale periodi geologici

HOW TO REACH THE SITE

There is a paved road which goes to just below the summit of Monte Cornizzolo, near the M. Consiglieri mountain shelter.

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE VISIT

The path begins at l’Alpe di Carella and includes very steep stretches, both uphill and downhill. It is recommended for those who are quite familiar with walking in the mountains.

http://www.parcolagosegrino.eu/

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