Old Stone Age

Pech de l'Azé IV - 2001 Excavations

In the second season most of the rest of the concrete walls were removed and excavation continued on the squares along the top of the west section (we also opened two new squares, D11 and E11) and on the lower bench. By the end of the season all five of the “11” squares had been excavated to a depth between 2 and 3 meters below datum. In addition, the six squares of the bench were taken down approximately 0.75-1 meter to a thick, site-wide layer of roof fall, which in turn overlaid the basal Layers 7 and 8.