Pioneering prehistorians started searching here as soon as in 1863. There, under natural shelters, men have followed one another for 1500 years.
The stratigraphic section discovered during the various excavation campaigns helps understand the successive occupation periods. Studying the place mainly helps us better understand Cro-Magnon men, their environment, lifestyle, dietary habits, tools, hunting techniques, art, etc.
The first inhabitants in Laugerie Basse were contemporary to those artists who painted the walls of Font de Gaume, Altamira, Rouffignac, etc., but there are no paintings in Laugerie Basse, only some 600 works of art!
Plats: Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne, Frankrike