Marlera I (southern Istria) – the cavern filled with Pleistocene fossiliferous sediments.
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The Institute for Quaternary paleontology and geology was founded in 1955. It is the only institution in Croatia that focuses on systematic geological and paleontological study of the Quaternary period with the aim of reconstructing changes in the climate, vegetation, fauna and the evolution of hominids.
The Institute's collections, which are the results of many years of field researches, include findings from Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures, fossile vertebrates and world-famous finds of hominids such as the Neandertals from Vindija cave and anatomically modern people from Velika pećina, Veternica, Bezdanjača and Vučedol.
The richness and diversity of the collections and the Institute’s library provide many reasons for collaboration with other related institutions at home and abroad. The activities of the Institute also include systematic information processing, education, and popularization of geoscience.