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#stories from the Archaeological Museum of Cagliari. Episode 58

Welcome back to a new appointment of our virtual tour of the Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
Today we will show you some archaeological finds from Goni up close.
The necropolis of Pranu Mutteddu is one of the examples of pre-Nuragic funerary megalithism, with its tombs surrounded by circles of stones and covered by mounds and the menhirs, arranged individually, in groups or in alignments. Although in tomb 2 the burial chamber is a real domus de janas, an artificial cave dug inside a large isolated boulder and then surrounded by a circle of stones. In Goni, therefore, megalithism merges with hypogeism, typical of the culture of Ozieri (the culture that characterizes the whole island during the recent and final Neolithic).

Among the finds exhibited in the Museum, the two small elements of a silver necklace, which made up the grave goods of tomb 5, are really important.
In fact, we must consider this phase still belonging to the Neolithic, albeit in the last phase, and these are among the oldest metal artifacts in Sardinia.
A bowl also belonged to the grave goods of tomb 5, with a purified, smoothed and engraved mixture decorated with an irregular 8-pointed star, wolf teeth and cleats. There are also holes for suspension.
Other objects found in Pranu Mutteddu are arrowheads and small blades in flint and obsidian, as well as a small hatchet in smooth stone.

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