GROTTA MAGGIORE DI SAN BERNARDINO

Mossano (VI) - Veneto

The cave was occupied during the Middle Paleolithic and the Upper and even in historical times.
A vestige of the original deposit flap was excavated by archaeologists from the University of Ferrara in the years 1959-1961 and 1986-1995.
The site is very important for environmental reconstruction of the Veneto area and, specifically, of Monti Berici.

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.

Cultures

Musterian

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