Accona desert refers to a hilly area in the Siena province of Italy, within the municipality of Asciano [43°14'4.30"N; 11°33'37.48"E] often enlarged to include the biancana site of Le Fiorentine - Leonina [43°17'32.95”N; 11°26'54.07"E]. The term desert is inappropriate from a physical and climatic point of view. Rather the climate is the Mediterranean with a hot, dry summer and almost 800 mm/y of rain. A real desert has never existed here, unless “desert” was a way of describing severely eroded areas, more properly called “badlands”, even if temporary ones.