added by archaeologs A Copper Age settlement in Languedoc, southern France, which has given its name to a cultural group. It is known for settlement sites, megalithic tombs and caves used for burials, and is associated with both extensive flint mining and the first evidence of copper working in this area. The economy seems to have been based on mixed farming, with a pastoral element. The characteristic pottery has channelled decoration.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983