La grotte de l'Albaréa à Sospel

The Albaréa Cave in Sospel

Cultural leisure activities, Tourist routes in Sospel

  • The cave is located in the Albaréa forest. The site was excavated in the 19th century by the prehistorian Emile Rivière and some recent archeaological digs unearthed a few flint tools from the upper Palaeolithic Age. The cave was probably used by hunters as a stopover point duing short hunts. Cave bears also often used the cave as a shelter.

  • The cave is located in the Albaréa forest on private land. It was formed in a steep slope breach against a cliff of Jurassic limestone. An archaeological survey was carried out in 2000 and 2007 at the entrance level. The site had already been excavated in the 19th century by the prehistorian Emile Rivière. Recent works have delivered some flint pieces characteristic of the Upper Palaeolithic. These objects show that Homo Sapien hunters occupied the site between 37,000 and 12,000 years before...
    The cave is located in the Albaréa forest on private land. It was formed in a steep slope breach against a cliff of Jurassic limestone. An archaeological survey was carried out in 2000 and 2007 at the entrance level. The site had already been excavated in the 19th century by the prehistorian Emile Rivière. Recent works have delivered some flint pieces characteristic of the Upper Palaeolithic. These objects show that Homo Sapien hunters occupied the site between 37,000 and 12,000 years before our era. The cave was to be used for short-term hunting stops. It was also frequently used as a hibernation site for the cave bear. The collection from the recent excavations of the Albaréa cave is kept in the Museum of Regional Prehistory of Menton.
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