Old Stone Age

Pech de l'Azé IV - 2000 Excavations

The first year of excavation was mostly confined to squares F11, G11, and H11 with some limited excavation in the lower bench left by Bordes. Unfortunately, the time available for excavation was severely reduced due to the need to remove a portion of the concrete walls and erect scaffolding. Thus, only the very top of the Mousterian deposits was exposed in the “11” squares before the season ended.