Cagny l'Epinette

The open-air site of Cagny-l'Epinette is in the Department of the Somme, France. It is linked stratigraphically to the classic Lower Paleolithic sites of the Somme Valley.

Beginning in 1991, we conducted four seasons of fieldwork at this site primarily in Level I1. Prior work in this level had resulted in a suggestion that it represented a single occupation surface or living floor. The new excavations were designed to test this hypothesis using a number of archaeological criteria.

You can read the results of our fieldwork published in this 1997 American Antiquity 62(4):629-651 article.