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Discoveries of quartzite artefacts on the highest terrace: Early or Middle Pleistocene occupation of the Rhône Valley?

  • Marie-Hélène Moncel (a1), Simon Puaud (a1), Ludovic Mocochain (a2), Evelyne Debard (a3) and Bernard Gely (a4)...

Abstract

Artefacts in quartzite have been found in a unique topographical location on the highest terrace of the Rhône Valley in France. These discoveries offer new opportunities for dating early European occupations.

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