Tuesday, January 24, 2023

News from the French Neolithic

From INRAP, preliminary reports on the 2022 excavations at a site known as Camp de Sarlier in Aubagne in southern France. The site was a village in the Middle Neolithic,  (4600-3500 BC). Above is the plan of a large building with an area of more than 100 square meters.

And a smaller structure. The hourglass shape is very unusual and I can't figure out what the point would be.

Polished flint ax.

And a pit under excavation; most of what I see is cow bones.

This site was reused in the Iron Age as a cemetery, so there are also a bunch of graves from the 1st millennium BC. Above, a torc, and below, ankle bracelets. This is how I want to spend my retirement.

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