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Roquemissou (Montrozier, Averyon)

Discovered in 1978 by Pierre-Marie Blanquet, an amateur archaeologist, the site of Roquemissou lies at the foot of a long cliff that borders the Aveyron. First excavations were carried out there from 1984 to 1991 by Gaston-Bernard Arnal (CNRS). Since 2012, research has resumed under the direction of Thomas Perrin, CNRS researcher. The work shows the presence of repeated occupations from the Azilian (~11,500 BCE), then throughout the Mesolithic and Neolithic, up to around 2,900 BC.

Guided tour (in English) of the exhibition "Roquemissou: a journey in the Prehistory" at the Motnrozier Museum. The catalog (in PDF format) can be read and downloaded here: https://fr.calameo.com/read/0011001206f6b0819b567

 

Here a 3D restitution film from 2020, a part of the exhibition of the Espace archéologique de Montrozier, in English or in French (below) :

 

 

 The timelapse of the 2019 excavation season:

 

This last video was made in 2014, it is so a litle bit old but it can give a first intermediate assessment of the research carried out on this site.

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