Abri Peyrony

Abri Peyrony (also known as Haut de Combe-Capelle) is a small Mousterian of Acheulian Tradition (MTA) site at the base of a low cliff face in the Couze valley of southwest France. The site has been excavated twice before: once by D. Peyrony in the 1920s and again by Dibble and Lenoir in 1990. In 2009 we re-opened the site to see if in situ deposits remained. The subsequent excavations were part of a program to expand our data set on late Neandertal adaptations in western Europe. The last season of excavation was in 2012. In 2013, we published three bones tools that were found in our excavations at Abri Peyrony. We are currently completing the analysis of the material and its context for final publication. This web site gives a summary of the work including what we are currently working on.