It gets its name from a famous bandit who used it as his hideout for a long time. The Corbeddu cave is located in the majestic Valley of Lanaittu, in the territory of Oliena, close to Nuoro: it is 130 metres long and has three rooms. In the second one, the most ancient findings of homo sapiens in Sardinia were unearthed. The first space is large dry and illuminated by a faint light: Giovanni Corbeddu Salis lived here. A corridor leads to a second room, where the excavations unearthed, as well as more recent findings - from the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic periods - a temporal bone and a jaw of the same individual, dating back to 13,500 years ago. More recently, the phalanx of a hand, dating back to twenty thousand years ago: they are the oldest human remains on a Mediterranean island. Studies have shown that they are different from those of other European populations from the same period.