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Musée de la Préhistoire du Vercors

Vassieux-en-Vercors | Archéologie
€3.2 - €5.8
The new museography is dynamic and interactive through six thematic sequences where are highlighted the different phases of occupation of the Vercors by prehistoric man. The course concludes with the discovery of workshop, intact site of the Neolithic final, and by demonstration of the ancestral gestures of the size of flint.

At its discovery in 1970, the workshop of flint is covered with d a landslide formed over centuries by ploughing for farmers. C is what has protected and preserved intact as abandoned it prehistoric 4,500 years ago. After stripping and excavations, l workshop turns out be a site for production of large blades. It was operated for three centuries, from 2 700 to 2,400 BC by Neolithic craftsmen – Masons. Search high quality and large Flint, artisans-tailors focused on wealthy outcrops located in the locality of the Hale. They s there were several months to dig ditches and collect large nodules of flint qu they dégrossissaient on the spot. Drafts were transported in the vicinity to be debited in large blades from 18 cm to 25 cm long. This organization reflects a "complex" workshop operated by experienced craftsmen who came regularly to Vassieux en Vercors plateau. "Trained" very likely the Grand-Pressigny (37), they came to the beautiful season and reproduced the technique of so-called size 'pressignienne' on the local Flint. These big blades were then used as weapons, tools and especially as objects of Exchange or prestige.

14:00 - 17:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée de la Préhistoire du Vercors
  • Address: - 26420 - Vassieux-en-Vercors - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 75 48 27 81


Librairie, Carterie, Boutique


Visite guidée, Atelier pédagogique, Atelier

Getting there

  • By car : route du col de Vassieux, sortie du village (4 km)

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