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The archaeological collections
From the Palaeolithic to the Early Middle Ages...

The museum exhibits around 30,000 archaeological objects, making it one of the largest collections in Europe.
These objects bear witness to human activities from the origins of prehistory (Palaeolithic) to the Carolingian era.

The museum holds more than two million objects in its reserves...

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From the Palaeolithic to the Mesolithic

The Paleolithic is the first and longest period of prehistory. It begins with the appearance of Man, about 2.6 million years ago in Africa and ends around 10,000 years before Christ.

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The “Lady with the Hood”

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La "Vénus" de Tursac

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The Horse of Lourdes

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Bâton perforé gravé d’une file de chevaux

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Bouquetins affrontés

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Feuille de laurier

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La "chasse à l’aurochs"

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Rondelle perforée

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La "frise des lions"

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The Hinds of Chaffaud

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Propulseurs aux poissons

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Mégacéros

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Aiguille à chas

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Bâton percé de la grotte du placard

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Flûte gravetienne d'Isturitz

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Le bloc au "sorcier"

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Other collections

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The archaeological collections

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Documentary objects