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If the early estimates are supported, these would represent the oldest stone tool finds in Europe.

Together with the hominid remains at the Atapuerca Mountains, the tools are evidence that human ancestors settled in western Europe more than one million years (Ma) ago.

It is located 230 m (750 ft) above the Idrijca River, near Cerkno, and is accessible to visitors.

The original artifacts were collected from road construction sites on the Somme river near Abbeville by a French customs officer, Boucher de Perthes. Subsequently Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821–1898), professor of prehistoric anthropology at the School of Anthropology in Paris, published (1882) "Le Prehistorique, antiquité de l'homme", in which he was the first to characterize periods by the name of a site. Olduwan (or Oldowan) soon replaced Abbevillian in describing African and Asian paleoliths.Of those still preserved, the best known is a mandible of a cave bear with three holes in the mandibular canal.Potok Cave, a cave in the Eastern Karawanks, where the remains of a human residence, dated to the Aurignacian (40,000 to 30,000 BP), including a bone flute, were found by Srečko Brodar in the 1920s and 1930s.Orce is a municipality located in the province of Granada, in southeastern Spain.According to the 2009 census (INE), the city has a population of 1333 inhabitants.

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