Le Moustier, France

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A pair of rock‐shelters about 15 km from Les Eyzies, beside the Vezère River in the Dordogne, the type‐site for the Mousterian industries of the Middle Palaeolithic. Excavations by Edouard Lartet and Henry Christy in the 1860s established the basic stratigraphy of the site and its contents. A skeleton believed to be of Homo neanderthalensis type was found in the lower shelter in 1908, but has never been fully examined.


J. Coles and E. Higgs, 1969, The archaeology of early man. London: Faber & Faber, 272–3

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