VILLAGGIO NEOLITICO DI TRAVOThe main feature of the park covers approximately one acre, is in view of the preservation of the prehistoric structures brought to light during the excavations that took place in the area from 1995 until today.
The Neolithic Village of St. Andrew in fact has a dense network of housing structures and functional well-preserved, some of which now kept in view.
In the archaeological investigated were in fact established, by means of suitable resins, the perimeter gutters, rectangular in shape, with two of the six huts identified in recent years. For the protection of these structures were built of wood roofs with gabled roof, topped by a layer of reeds that reproduce the same size and volume and the same materials of the old huts.
In the post holes, surfaced during the excavations, were relocated new wooden pallets in order to describe to the public the performance of the original fences and fences located in different points of the village.
At the southern edge of the area is visible the ancient boundary wall to dry pebbles and for its protection was built a wooden roof with glass roof.
The tour is accompanied by a series of panels on the history of the site to residential structures and functional insights to the Neolithic Italian and local levels. Since 2010 also displays the reconstructions of some Neolithic buildings in scale, materials and articles prepared with copies of those actually found in the site. Inside the Park events are organized “theme” that reproduce the archaic techniques of processing and cooking pots pottery, flint knapping, weaving and cooking. It is also possible to test the methods of research and archaeological excavation at a space simulation in which some structures have been recreated on the site of St. Andrew (post holes, pits, ovens).
The input consists of a small local host, where they placed the ticket office, the bookshop and services.
The Archaeological Park Neolithic Village of St. Andrew Travo, designed by Arch. Richard Merlo, was made possible thanks to the joint funding of the Emilia Romagna Region, City of Travo, European Community Foundation of Piacenza and Vigevano, in collaboration with the Sopritendenza for Archaeological Heritage of Emilia Romagna.