Traces of the distant past

The Dolomites conceal prehistoric relics, so numerous and impressive, it would almost be impossible to find them in any other place.

Over 250 million years old, the rough limestone formations of the Dolomites reveal authentic wonders formed out of stone.
It is hardly surprising innumerable fossils can be found in the rocks, testifying to times long gone by. Particularly worthy of note in this context was the discovery of the Cave Bear, which has been dedicated to the Ladin Ursus Ladinicus Museum. During the 1980s, in a cave below Mount Conturines, natural historians came across fossil bones, which were revealed to be the remains of the then unknown and extinct bear species.
If you are underway in the Dolomites, keep your eyes peeled because you can still come across one or more fossil treasures even today.