Sites & cities that bear the name of Krapina cave

Krapina cave

Today in : Croatia
First trace of activity : ca. 143,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 133,000 B.C.E
Recorded names : Hušnjakovo brdo, Krapina Neanderthal site

Description : Krapina Neanderthal Site, also known as Hušnjakovo brdo (Croatian for Hušnjakovo hill) is a Palaeolithic site found in 1899 which has the largest number of Neanderthal fossil bones found in Central Europe in 1899. It was excavated by Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger.It is located in the western part of Krapina. It has been declared a paleontological monument of nature. It is an important paleontological, paleoanthropological and archaeological site.This site enabled experts from all over the world to conduct research and elaborate scientific theories about human development and how human communities in Europe lived during at the beginning of the Late Pleistocene.

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