Luogo - Museum
Museo Civico della Paleontologia e dell'Uomo
Where Piazza IV novembre , Lizzano (Taranto)
The Palaeontology and Human Being Museum was established in 1996 and officially opened to the public in 2002, it is housed in Palazzo Majorano, a century old building located in downtown Lizzano. The Museum was born with the purpose of showing the evolution of life by displaying fossils and to show the cultural evolution of man. It houses an important collection of artefacts dating back to 600 million years ago and from different parts of the world. The fossils found in the area of Lizzano are of interest. The museum consists of an archeological and palaeontological section with the presentation of findings related to the period of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. In addition there are exhibits related to the period of Ancient Greece, the Roman and the Medieval Ages. The following sections cover the Arts and Cultures of Africa and Oceania.