Excavations at the site have found more than 20,000 bone fragments from prehistoric animals. The occupation layers of the cave in use date to 186,000-127,000 years ago and were excavated during the 1970s and may demonstrate construction abilities and other organizational skills by the inhabitants, at the time.
- A 170,000-year-old skull of Homo Erectus found on 13th August 2011. Preliminary analysis shows it belonged to a nomad hunter, less than 25 years old. The bone was left to dry for a few days where it was discovered, before being removed for a special public announcement attended by Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi.