Open air site. Mousterian lithic industry.Researches of I. Biddittu and Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana
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.