Grotta Costantini

Ventimiglia (IM) - Liguria

It is one of the seven caves that makes up the prehistoric complex of Balzi Rossi; some of which are already the subject of excavations in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Grotta Costantini was investigated in 1928 by Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia umana.
Archaeological levels of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic were brought to light.

Historical framework
Middle Paleolithic

The end of this period delimits the Paleolithic phase in which the species Homonea nderthalensis and their culture, the Mousterian, spread throughout Europe and the Near East.

The chronology has been debated, especially concerning the beginning of the phase. Conventionally, however, it has come to be located between 250,000 and 40,000 years ago.



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