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General Information

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NESPOS Object Type: Site

Object Name: Le Moustier

Synonym names:

Site Type: rock shelter

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Chronological abstract:

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Location / Coordinates

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Country: Europe::Western and Central Europe::France

General Location Description: Dordogne, above the village Le Moustier at Peysac, 37 km SE of Perigueux

WGS 84

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Min

Sec

Longitude

1.0

4.0

0.0

Latitude

45.0

0.0

0.0

Alt: 0.0

GIS Precision: Map nearest City Coordinates

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Discovery

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Date of discovery: 0

Discoverers:

  • [Christy, Henri]
  • [Lartet, Édouard]

Discovery Bibliography:

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General Bibliography Items

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Files attached

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Additional Content

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Desciption and Historical Background

The site consists of two rock shelters:

  • The Abri inférieur (also Abri classique or Abri 1), already excavated by Lartet and Christy in 1863
  • The Abri supérieur (Abri 2), positioned about 14 m below Abri 1 and excavated 1907 by Otto Hauser

In 1908 Otto Hauser discovered the Neanderthal skeleton Le Moustier 1.
The site was later excavated by Peyrony, who discovered 1914 the burial of the neonate Le Moustier 2.

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