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...
The Neolithic period developed very gradually in the Near East, between about 12500 and 7000 BC.See more
The Neolithic period developed very gradually in the Near East, between about 12500 and 7000 BC.
The Neolithic is a period of rupture. Having become a producer of his own subsistence, and no longer a predator, man now influenced his environment and became sedentary. He built the first villages and necropolises, erected megaliths, the world's first great architectures. A number of technical innovations were born: polished stone, ceramics, weaving. The first long-distance trade networks were established.