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The Cave of Le Lazaret is a Cave Site located in the eastern suburbs of the French town of Nice, France.

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.

Notable FindsEdit

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.

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