Chalcolithic near Perpétairi à Mollans

North in the Department of Vaucluse, near the famous Mont Ventoux, the valley of the Ouvèze is rich in prehistoric sites. It is near the confluence of the Ouvèze and Toulourenc, where during the first days of WW I the brothers Auguste and Louis Gatelan, found one of the largest neolithic tomb in the South of France. The inventary of this tomb have late been published in 1961 (Gallia préhistoire. Tome 4, 1961. pp. 192-205).

The two heavy patinated artifacts shown here, were found  some hundred meters south of the site and are probably related to the lithics of the Perpétairi à Mollans tomb.

Suggested Reading:

http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/galip_0016-4127_1961_num_4_1_1190

 

 

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During my whole life I was fascinated by stone age artefacts. Not only the aesthetic qualities of these findings, but also the stories around them and the considerations arising from their discovery, are a part of my blog. Comments and contributions are allways welcome! About me: J.L. Katzman (Pseudonym). Born in Vienna. Left Austria in 1974 and did not regret. Studied Medicine and Prehistory at a German University. Member of a Medical Department at a German University. Copyright 2010-2017 by JLK. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use material in these posts so long as you cite the work.
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