Sites & cities that bear the name of Franchthi Cave

Franchthi Cave

Today in : Greece
First trace of activity : ca. 35,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 30th century B.C.E

Description : Franchthi Cave or Frankhthi Cave is an archaeological site overlooking Kiladha Bay, in the Argolic Gulf, opposite the village of Kiladha in southeastern Argolis, Greece. Humans first occupied the cave during the Upper Paleolithic, appearing around 38,000 BC (and possibly earlier.)[1] Groups continued to live in or seasonally visit the cave throughout the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras, with occasional short episodes of apparent abandonment.[2] Last occupied around 3,000 BC (Final Neolithic), Franchthi was used as a shelter for around 35,000 years and is one of the most thoroughly studied sites from the stone age in southeastern Europe.[3]

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