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Les collections

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...

Display

Neolithic

The Neolithic period developed very gradually in the Near East, between about 12500 and 7000 BC.

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Hoard of Polished Axes

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The Statue-Menhir

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Disque perforé néolithique

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Anneaux-disques

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Polissoir en pierre

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Meule dormante

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Lames de silex et vertèbres

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Collier en variscite

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Bouteille à collerette

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Figurine néolothhique japonaise

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Lame en jadeite de Calvignac

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Other collections

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periods

Documentary objects