Sites & cities that bear the name of Grotte du Lazaret

Grotte du Lazaret

Today in : France
First trace of activity : 184,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 125,000 B.C.E
Recorded names : Cave of Le Lazaret

Description : The Grotte du Lazaret (English: Cave of Le Lazaret) is an archaeological cave site of prehistoric human occupation study, situated in the eastern suburbs of the French town of Nice, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Results of excavations have been interpreted as to account for the construction of shelters by humans during the Lower Paleolithic period. Research teams have unearthed more than 20,000 fossilized faunal bone fragments. Two hundred thousand year old cranial fragments of a nine year old juvenile found in the cave suggest the presence of either Homo heidelbergensis or a proto-Neanderthal human.

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