The picture above depicts the environment around Isernia circa 736.000
Several studies conducted up to now, allow to reconstruct some
appearance of the life of this pre-historic man of Isernia and the
environment in which he lived in. A few people, maybe a small tribe, had
built a camp near the river's edge, and to make it livable reclaimed the
surrounding swamp, filling it with stones and large bones of the mammals
hunted on a daily basis, within its proximity.
The site, indeed much different from that of today's, offered unreserved
vegetation, a prairie-like setting that was able to feed large animals.
The long dry season that favoured the development of open vegetation was
usually followed by a short and umid season that made the river's water
brakish before cresting and flooding the surrounding with sand and silt.
This process of many years was able to preserve the site covering the
fields that had been reclaimed by man.
This camp was temporary and seasonal, inherent corollary of economic and
nomadic life due the wandering of the animals from whom the primitive
man derived his daily existence.