Sites & cities that bear the name of Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 200,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 13th century C.E
Recorded names : Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure, Grande grotte d'Arcy-sur-Cure, Grotte-perte des Goulettes, , Grotte des Deux Cours ou Pêche-Roche, Grotte du Lion, Grotte du Loup, Grotte du Bison, Grotte du Renne, grotte des Ours, Grotte du Trilobite, Grotte de la Hyène, Grotte du Cheval, Abri du Lagopède, Grotte-résurgence de Barbe Bleue, Grotte des Nomades, Grotte de la Roche aux Chats, Grotte de l'Égouttoir, Grotte-résurgence du Moulinot, Grotte de la Tranquillité, Grotte du Balcon

Description : The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure are a series of caves located on the commune of Arcy-sur-Cure, Burgundy, France. Some of them contained archaeological artefacts, from the Mousterian to Gallo-Roman times. Some hold remarkable parietal art, the second oldest presently known after those of the Chauvet cave. Another notable characteristic of these caves is the time-long series of pollen, related to determined and consistent archaeological levels.Between 1947 and 1963, they were searched by the French prehistorians Arlette and André Leroi-Gourhan. Listed monument historique (Heritage Monument) in 1992, they are partially open to the public.

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