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Le 13th January 2022
At the bend of a small path, on the road to Sers towards Rougnac, take a leap of twenty thousand years in time to discover the work of artists of the Solutrean hunter-gatherers.
Of 1909 1927 to
Doctor Léon Henri-Martin probes and explores the site, but it was in 1919 that he excavated the slopes, bringing to light nearly 2000 flint tools, 150 animal objects and three skeletons dating from the Bronze Age. 8 years later, he discovered the first of the sculptures: a pregnant mare, following a boar-headed bison. Then the famous ibexes confronted, and a huge block comprising two humans, one of which was charged by a bison with the head of a musk ox and the other followed by horses.
His daughter Germaine resumed control excavations with Raymond Lantier and discovered two other sculptures (including a magnificent ibex) which she sawed off and sent to MAN with the first ones. It was therefore Germaine Henri-Martin and Raymond Lantier who demonstrated that it was the oldest carved parietal frieze in the world.