Balzi Rossi

Coordinates: 43°47′02″N 7°32′02″E / 43.784°N 7.534°E / 43.784; 7.534

The Balzi Rossi caves (Ligurian: baussi rossi "red rocks") in Ventimiglia comune, Liguria, Italy, is one of the most important archaeological sites of the early Upper Paleolithic in Western Europe.

Cave entrances


  1. ^ Katerina Douka et al., A new chronostratigraphic framework for the Upper Palaeolithic of Riparo Mochi (Italy), Journal of Human Evolution 62(2), 19 December 2011, 286-299, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.11.009.