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Cro-Magnon rock shelter

Cave and archaeological site in France / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cro-Magnon (/krˈmænjən/ (listen), US: /-ˈmæɡnən/; French: Abri de Cro-Magnon French pronunciation: [kʁomaɲɔ̃])[note 1][2][3] is an Aurignacian (Upper Paleolithic) site, located in a rock shelter at Les Eyzies, a hamlet in the commune of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne, southwestern France.[4]

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Cro-Magnon rock shelter
Abri de Cro-Magnon
Cro-Magnon rock shelter; a commemorative marble plaque to the right of the image's center-top reads, "Abri de Cro-Magnon: ici furent découverts en 1868 les hommes de Cro-Magnon par François Berthoumeyrou" ("Shelter of Cro-Magnon: Here in 1868 Cro-Magnon men were discovered by François Berthoumeyrou")
Location within France
LocationLes Eyzies, Dordogne
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
 France
Coordinates44°56′25″N 01°00′35″E
Altitude73.0 m (240 ft)[1]
TypeRock shelter
Part ofEuropean early modern human sites
History
MaterialHuman remains, animal bones, flint tools
Founded~27,680 ± 270 BP
PeriodsAurignacian
Associated withCro-Magnons
Site notes
Excavation dates1868+
ArchaeologistsLouis Lartet
Public accessYes
WebsiteOfficial website
TypeCultural
Criteriai, iii
Designated1979 (3rd session)
Part ofPrehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Reference no.85
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Most notably, it is the site of the discovery of anatomically modern human remains, apparently buried at the site, dated to about 28,000 years ago.[5] Because of its archeological importance, Abri de Cro-Magnon was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley site.[6]