Mule Cave

Mule Cave exit
Mule Cave exit

The “Grotta del Mulo” (Mule Cave) is a large natural under-rock shelter, with a total length of about 30 meters, closed at the entrance and inside with dry stone walls made of local stones (Pietra del Finale) and reddish clay binder, to obtain a delimited and covered space. On the left side there are also two small openings as windows.

The internal soil consists of beaten earth, altered by activities probably linked to the use of the cavity as a settlement, on the surface of which were found a dozen or so pieces, a portion of Islamic jar of Iberian production of the thirteenth century and some fragments of the wall with a mixture compatible with Neolithic and Middle Bronze productions found in the nearby Pollera Cave and at the Shelter of Pian del Ciliegio.

 

In the Finale area there are numerous caves and caverns with wall structures similar to those of the Grotta del Mulo, testifying to the agricultural, pastoral and sometimes residential use of these environments.

Inside cave
Inside cave
Cave entrance
Cave entrance


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