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Stone Age village discovered in France is more than 5,000 years old

Stone Age village discovered in France is more than 5,000 years old

A settlement that is more than 5,000 years old
Discover a stone age village in France

For more than ten years, researcher Remy Martineau has been seeking research in the Marais de Saint-Gond near Épernay. He and his research team from the University of Bourgogne are now working on excavating a Stone Age village there. For the archaeologist, “the last piece was missing.”

Archaeologists discovered a stone age village a hundred kilometers east of Paris during excavations. According to scholar Remy Martineau, settlement in the Marais de Saint-Gond near Épernay dates back to between 3500 and 3000 BC. “Villages from this period are little known in the northern half of France and in Belgium,” he said. Based on the pottery fragments found, the age can be estimated with relative accuracy.

Martino said the archaeological finds were first discovered in the area a century ago. “For more than ten years I’ve said, ‘You should definitely look it up,'” said the researcher from the University of Bourgogne.

This summer’s result came as a positive surprise to Martino himself. “I was hoping that we would find a settlement from this period, but this settlement is more exceptional than I imagined.” There is a borehole and a large fenced area to protect people and livestock.

For Martino, after discovering mines and burial sites earlier, the settlement was now the “last piece” that was still missing. “And this year we found that,” he said. “It will allow us to work on the social, economic and territorial organization, and how people function among themselves and between different places.”

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