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A small cave at the edge of the village of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne, southwest France. In 1868 several skeletons were found here, resting on the Upper Palaeolithic levels. Their exact age is not well established, and might be anything in the range 28,000 to 10,000 be. Nevertheless, these finds have given their name to the type of fossil man found in the European Upper Palaeolithic, which in turn is usually grouped with modern man.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied