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Excavation of a prehistoric site. Archaeologists sifting through sediment from the palaeolithic (Stone Age) archaeological site La Pineta to check for smaller finds that had been missed during the excavation. The oldest part of the site found so far (as of 2008) is believed to date back to 600,000 BP (before present), in the Pleistocene epoch. This is before modern man (Homo sapiens) existed. La Pineta is located near Isernia, in the Molise region of southern Italy.
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