In the summer of 1996, Harold Dibble and Shannon McPherron were given authorization by the Institute de Préhistoire et de Géologie du Quaternaire and Mme. Bordes to carry out the research necessary to publish the results of that excavation according to modern standards of description and analysis.
There were three primary goals of this project:
Over the course of four years (1996-1999) the first two of these goals was achieved. The pages that follow in this section detail the state of the collection and the steps we took to restore it. The collections were published by McPherron and Dibble (2000) and again most recently in the Pech IV monograph (Dibble et al. 2018).