Description: Cecita Lake - Calabria (Italy) Lake Cecita holds an immeasurable archaeological heritage that came to light a few years ago. Excavation began in 2004 and very important finds were discovered throughout the Mucone valley. Ancient evidence, on the shores of the lake, date back to the Neanderthal man. Between the end of the Neolithic and the beginning of the Copper Age (3800-3300 BC), all the Sila was occupied by settlements of farmers and fishermen who exploited the ancient lake basins (Arvo and Cecita) for a characteristic method of fishing with the net. Further evidence dates back to the ancient Bronze Age (Ampollino and Cecita). The most important settlement of the Greek age, in Sila, consists of the sanctuary discovered - a short distance from Camigliatello Silano - in Lake Cecita (VI-III century BC); other excavations have highlighted a Roman settlement dedicated to the extraction and processing of pitch, active between the third century BC. and the third century AD  In September 2017, due to the drought that caused the lowering of the waters, mandibular and dental remains and the humerus of a very rare specimen were found on the right bank in S. Lorenzo of the municipality of Spezzano della Sila mammoth, specifically elephas antiquus cousin of the African mammoth that inhabited Europe about 700 thousand years ago.