La Micoque

gisement-micoque

Discovered in 1895, eponym of the “Micoquien” and the “Tayacien” this site is crucial for understanding the early Palaeolithic period. It was quickly the target of numerous excavations; the last ones on date having been completed in 1995. Located at the bottom of the cliff, this encampment has a large stratigraphy of about 10 meters that cover 300,000 years of human occupation, including the first traces of man in the region.