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Museum specialized in Prehistory
Terra Amata Museum of Human Paleontology is installed at the location of the homonym excavation site, one of the most ancient centers of human history, dating back 400,000 years. The museum offers insight into the life of the first inhabitants of Nice.
Terra Amata Museum of Human Paleontology recreates the the site of an elephant hunters' camp, who set up their beach hut at the bottom of a creek near a spring. They hunted elephants, deer and rabbits. You can see some of their tools, choppers, and cleavers manufactured from stones collected on the beach … A footprint is the only direct evidence of Terra Amata’s Homo erectus.
The museum offers excellent research possibilities for scholars and scientists as well. The museum’s library contains about twenty scientific journals, general books, theses, reprints and more than 2500 works covering all areas of the prehistory of the Paleolithic Neolithic.
Terra Amata Museum of Human Paleontology
25, Boulevard Carnot, Nice
Phone: +33 4 93 55 59 93
Open Hours: open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., except Monday and some holidays. Library open by appointment 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.