The Museum of Piles Lake Ledro, thematic section of the Tridentine Museum of Natural Sciences, was born in the 70s to make public a selection of artifacts from the adjacent archaeological site. Objects of daily life of 4000 years ago are on display against the backdrop of the ruins of the ancient village dwelling, so as to understand their lives during the Bronze Age. In recent years the Museum has developed a great aptitude for dialogue with visitors, offering educational activities in areas equipped with great success, with imitative archeology workshops for schools and a program of summer entertainment.
The remains of a stilt house of the sun Ledro met again, after thousands of years, in the autumn of 1929, when the lake level was lowered to the work of taking hydropower plant under construction in Riva del Garda.
On the southern shore of the lake an expanse of surfaced pali (over ten thousand). The existence of the pali, which was attributed to an ancient dam built to control the lake level, proved to be the certificate of one of the largest prehistoric sites discovered so far in Italy and one of the most important in Europe.
The news of the discovery of piles, cataloged among the stations of the late Neolithic, put the scientific world in turmoil. Excavations were made, collected numerous objects, and was brought to light a plateau of 16 square meters, probably the floor of a hut. At the conclusion of the work the lake level was raised and the water returned to cover the archaeological area.
Only in 1936-37, following a period of severe drought, the water underwent a marked decrease and allowed the resumption of work, which affected an area of 4500 square meters.
These initial research by the University of Padua and the Superintendent, they saw more in the 50s, while in the '60s and '80s was the Tridentine Museum of Natural Science to achieve by means of excavations and systems previously not available, the following stratigraphic criteria and adopting natural methods.
The Museum preserves the exquisite handicrafts of one of the most important Bronze Age dwelling villages in the Alps. In recent years interesting proposals have been developed aimed at making learning more exciting to visit the archaeological area in a beautiful natural setting, where the remains of the piles can "dip" in prehistory.
How was the interior of a hut of the Bronze Age? Where you slept? As the bread was baked? Where he kept his tools of the craftsman metal? What were and where they carried out the 1000 daily activities? Let's find out by visiting the new Village dwelling!
The season lasts until autumn teaching on Nov. 30 ... In case of bad weather LedroLab, a building in the immediate vicinity of the Museum, guarantees the performance of educational activities in heated spaces specially designed and prepared.
SPECIAL November 2010
Throughout the month of November 2010, the activities will be proposed to the special rate of € 5.00 per person
The activities entrusted to experts in natural sciences and paletnologiche make use of the evocative potential of archeology and imitative of the communicative theatrical animation.
Take place from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00, from 13 September to 26 November 2010 and from March 7 to June 10, 2011.
The fee does not include
- Inputs, extras and anything not expressly mentioned in "The fee includes".
- Single room Euro 26.00 per night (subject to availability)
Identity card valid.
The fee was calculated on the basis of a group of at least 30 people.