Old Stone Age
  • End of 2009 Season

    End of 2009 Season

  • Close-up of worked manganese

    Close-up of worked manganese

  • 2012 Season

    2012 Season

  • Lissoir

    Lissoir

  • 2010 Season

    2010 Season

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.

2012 was the last planned excavation season. We are currently analyzing the material and preparing publications. This web site gives a summary of the work including what we are currently working on. In August, 2013, we published three bones tools that were found in our excavations at Abri Peyrony.