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Hall 2: Prenuragic Era

The second hall of the museum describes the Prenuragic Age in the area of Ittireddu during the period between the Neolithic Age (fourth millennium BC) and the Early Bronze Age (first centuries of the second millennium BC), attested to by monumental necropolis, traces of villages, and religious finds such as the standing stones found in the settlement of Lavrudu. As often happens in the island, the finds show that these have been widely reused during the Eneolithic Age, probably the same period of the megalithic wall Su Baglittu, which is located in the eastern sector of the summit of Monte Zuighe.

The showcase to the left of the entrance displays artefacts found in the hypogeal Necropolis of Monte Pira (Grave I) which contained materials ascribable to the Late Copper Age. In particular, it is possible to see two vases of the Campaniforme culture (second half of the third millennium BC): a bell-shaped glass decorated with parallel dotted bands and painted triangles and a carinated bowl with accessible handle and irregular bottom. Besides, there is a "tunnel" handle belonging to an olla and a foot of a tripod vase, which have smooth surfaces: these can be dated back to the early Eneolithic Age (Ozieri Culture II).

Below, albeit fragmentary, it is possible to see the oldest finds (Ozieri Culture – Late Neolithic Age) coming from the villages of Lavrudu and Oleans: the bottom of a ciborium decorated with concentric grooves and a basket-shaped vase decorated with concentric festoons, engravings and grooves.

In the showcase on the right it is possible to see lithic material, collected from the surface in Lavrudu, Sas Conzas, Olensas, so important in everyday life because they were used as hunting and, more in general, cutting tools: numerous arrowheads and blades made of obsidian, flint scrapers and two trapezoidal hatchets.

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