Since 8,000 years ago, the history of the island has been linked to the mines. All civilizations and peoples that inhabited the island, have exploited the mines. It is a story that begins with the obsidian trade, continues with the processing of bronze and lead in the nuragic age, passing through the Punics, Romans and Pisans, up to the realities still active today.
This Park represents the millenary history of mining activities, and projects its territories towards a future of resources reconversion and the recovery of memory.
In the 8 areas of the Park, it is possible to see some real monuments of industrial mining archeology: from the ancient dwellings of the workers to the directional buildings, from the accesses to the mines to the washing structures (metal treatment plants), wells, bridges, the tracks for the carts, in some cases the carts themselves, the small churches, the clinics (given the isolation of the sites, it was necessary all the essential services).
These are testimonies of a very important historical legacy, which deserves to be protected and restored in many of its parts, to revive a fascinating mining history that has had an important weight in its mining activity not only at a regional level, but also nationally and international.