The Terra Amata Museum of Human Paleontology offers the public an updated presentation of its collections and facilities. The Museum itself is installed on a prehistoric site, which has revealed the world's most ancient human dwellings, dating back 400,000 years. At that time, sea level was much higher. A good portion of Nice was then underwater and the Rocher du Château was an island. On a pebble beach, near a freshwater source, tribes of prehistoric hunters set up camp for several days. True to its pedagogical calling, the museum provides visitors with didacticala learning path that allows one to see and learn. It is based around a large casting of a dwelling's floor which presents furniture from the excavation site, bones and tools, laboratory analyses, and reconstructions suggesting the life of prehistoric man. Listen and learn, an automatic guided tour in French, English, German, and Italian attempts to answer two of evolution's fundamental questions : Where do we come from? and Who are we?.
Thématiques : Archéologie / Préhistoire /