Cap Blanc rock shelter World Heritage Site

Cave with prehistoric art

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Cap Blanc rock shelter
Abri de Cap Blanc
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Excavations 1911
Cap Blanc rock shelter in France
Cap Blanc rock shelter in France
Location in France
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Cap Blanc rock shelter in France
Cap Blanc rock shelter in France
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Locationnear Eyzies-de-Tayac, Marquay commune
RegionDordogne
Coordinates44°56′44″N 1°5′49″E / 44.94556°N 1.09694°E / 44.94556; 1.09694Coordinates: 44°56′44″N 1°5′49″E / 44.94556°N 1.09694°E / 44.94556; 1.09694
History
CulturesMagdalenian
Site notes
Excavation dates1909,
ArchaeologistsRaymond Peyrille
Official nameLe Cap Blanc
Part ofPrehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iii)
Reference85-010
Inscription1979 (3rd session)
Area1.808 ha (194,600 sq ft)

The abri de Cap Blanc is a prehistoric limestone rock shelter with Magdalenian animal sculptures. It is in the Marquay commune on the right bank of the Beune River, a few kilometers west of Eyzies-de-Tayac, in Dordogne.


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