Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Aurignac

Archaeological site found in 1852 in Haute Garonne, France, dated to perhaps 15 kya, which contained incised artifacts and fossil hominids, including the remains of at least 17 individuals, and the engraved bones of extinct animals; the bones were later interpreted as Neolithic (Holocene) and intrusive into the layer containing the extinct fauna. The skeletal remains were reburied in a local Christian cemetery. Type site for the Aurignacian.

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