Moustier site


Discovered in 1863, in 1869 this major site became the eponym of “Mousterian” culture, corresponding to Neanderthal man. The lower shelter, exploited as early as 1907 revealed the presence of a Neanderthal human skeleton the following year. The stratigraphy is composed of several industrial features: Typical Mousterian then Mousterian of Acheulean Tradition and Denticulate Mousterian as well as lower Perigordian and Aurignacian in the upper layers.