Sites & cities that bear the name of Isernia La Pineta

Isernia La Pineta

Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : ca. 1,000,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 586,000 B.C.E

Description : Isernia La Pineta is a site archeology of Paleolithic dating to about 700,000 years ago nominated in 2006 to the World Heritage List . It was accidentally found by the researcher Alberto Solinas in May 1979 at the locality of Isernia in Molise . The site preserves a deposit dating back to the Paleolithic which has returned abundant archaeological and paleontological material and is considered of great importance for the reconstruction of the first populations of man in Europe. The field includes four phases of occupation, sealed by alluvial deposits or deposits of volcanic ash, related to human encampments dated to about 700,000 years ago. The finds cover an area of ​​approximately 30,000 m² and include numerous thick and small flint artifacts . This started selectively and possibly only temporarily about a million years ago by Homo erectus and only became permanent about 700,000 years ago.

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