Site Name: Ciota Ciara, Monte Fenera
Site Type: cave
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Discovery Year: 1955
General Location Description: Cave Ciota Ciara, 670m asl on the western side of Monte Fenera, left flank of the Sesia Valley near the town of Borgosesia.
Latitude (WGS84): 45.71° N
Longitude (WGS84): 8.278° E
GIS Precision: Map nearest City Coordinates
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Neanderthal remains (Mottura 1980; Giacobini 1992) were found in disturbed layers and associated with a quartzite industry near the SW entrance.
Layers E to A, consisting of silty, clayey colluvium soil indicating humid climate, are attributed to the beginning of the Würm. Fauna consists of bear, ibex, aurochs, bison, and chamois.
Layer D contained a lithic industry (n=64) dominantly made out of quartz and classified as Mousterian typique with many scrapers, denticulates and a non-Levallois reduction. Chronology and palaeoenvironmental setting are still unknown.