Old Stone Age

Pech de l'Azé IV - 2009 Excavations

In the winter of 2009 it was discovered that a relatively large mass of limestone blocks and sediments had collapsed from the face of the north section; likely as a result of large tree roots growing into the Holocene deposits that cap the site. The slump included a significant quantity of large limestone blocks and poorly consolidated silts that included Pleistocene and Holocene components. Salvage work and clean up was carried out in July of 2009. Materials recovered included ≈ 100 lithics, 60 faunal pieces, and 11 ceramic sherds.