Sites & cities that bear the name of Terra Amata

Terra Amata

Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 380,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 230,000 B.C.E

Description : Terra Amata (Italian for "Beloved Land") is an archeological site in open air located on the slopes of Mount Boron in Nice, at a level 26 meters (85 ft) above the current sea level of the Mediterranean. It was discovered and excavated in 1966 by Henry de Lumley. The site, originally on a prehistoric beach, contained tools of the Lower Paleolithic period, dated to about 400,000 BCE, as well as traces of some of the earliest domestication of fire in Europe. The site now lies beneath an apartment building and a museum of prehistoric Nice, where some of the objects discovered are on display.

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