Classified prehistoric site Pendimoun Shelter

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Classified
Elevation : 690m
06500 Castellar
This rock shelter is located 4 kms as the crow flies to the north of the town of Menton and 750 metres from the French-italian border. It opens up to the west at an altitude of 690 metres, at the foot of the 1 132 metre high "Roc d'Orméa" limestrone mountain range. A great number of stone tools carved from flint, polished stone axes and fragments of pottery demonstrate a continuous settlement during the Neolothic Age. Some tombs found there also date back to that time.
The Pendimoun shelter, located at the foot of the cliffs of Mont de l'Orméa, was discovered by Doctor Audras and excavated by Louis Barral, Curator of the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco, between 1955 and 1956. The deposit yielded important ceramic and bone material dating from the Early Neolithic to the Gallo-Roman period. The most important result of this research was the discovery, at the base of the Neolithic Cardial, of a tomb containing a human skeleton, known since then...
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Classified prehistoric site Pendimoun Shelter
Elevation : 690m
06500 Castellar
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