Category Archives: Les Eyzies

Au revoir Vallée de la Vézère

Back in France, in the Périgord, and in the beautiful Vézère valley, where the very last excursion of the course on human evolution is taking place. Having taught this course now for more than eight years, and after probably a … Continue reading

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Not lazy, just too busy!

I know that I should have reported more from this year’s EGU meeting in Vienna, which for us was a really successful meeting, with many posters and a talk, and many people interested in our research! Camilla, Moo and Kweku … Continue reading

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Rainy days in Les Eyzies

Spending a few weeks during the month of May in southwestern France sounds like a fantastic work-holiday. It usually is, but not this week, and not last week either. Since I arrived here in Les Eyzies nine days ago, it … Continue reading

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Au revoir Les Eyzies

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful place, the Vézère Valley, Les Eyzies, Beune and all the Neanderthals and Cro Magnons. But already in September we will be back, and then again in May next year, and probably … Continue reading

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Meeting the Neanderthals and Cro Magnons again

Dark clouds and rain welcomed us this morning on our way to Le Moustier. I really like this site, with its archaeological history and with all the stories surrounding the excavation of the site. Of course it is all about … Continue reading

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A new week, a new day and a new group of students

Sunday invited for a long walk in the surroundings of Les Eyzies. We chose the Boucle de la Gorge d’Enfer, which is some ten kilometres long and leads from Gorge d’Enfer through meadows and forests, and picturesque hamlets back to … Continue reading

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Still so much to see around Les Eyzies

The first excursion finished, I finally had some time to visit sites that I had not visited before. La grotte du Sorcier at Saint-Cirq, a few kilometres from les Eyzies, was one these. It is a cute little rock shelter … Continue reading

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