The Ogliastra area is home to some extremely ancient archaeological sites dating back to the neolithic era, including important monuments ranging from Mediterranean megaliths to Roman settlements, via the Nuragic civilisation of the Bronze Age.
The area surrounding Camping Coccorrocci is no exception, and a brief excursion will show you signs of ancient life, traces of man’s adoration of a land which in prehistory was considered a deity, Mother Earth, to be worshipped and symbolically nourished by the placing of stone slabs: menhirs. Not many people know it, but at Museddu beach near Coccorrocci, there’s an extraordinary line of menhirs, witnesses of ancestral cults which linked humans to the heavens and the earth.
Also near Coccorrocci, it’s not difficult to find nuraghi and remains of the settlements of the greatest European civilisation during the Bronze Age, which left something like 6000 stone towers in Sardinia. The most important of these include the Domus de Janas on Mount Arista
, difficult to spot but certainly impressive up close.