The first peopling of southern Europe: the Italian case


en Comptes Rendus Palevol 5 (1-2) - Pages 283-290

Published on 28 February 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Climates - Culture - Society in prehistoric times. From the appearance of hominids to the Neolithic.

The peopling of Italian Peninsula began 1 Ma ago, as testified (i) by the site of Monte Paggiolo (Forlì), where industries dated 1 Ma and referred to Mode 1 were found, and (ii) by the site of Isernia La Pineta (Isernia, Molise) dated between 600 and 700 kyr BP, which provided numerous lithic and bony remains also ascribed to Mode 1.


Peopling, Lower Palaeolithic, Italy

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