Les Cottés is one of the very few sites in western Europe with occupations in sequence by the very last Neandertals and the first anatomically modern humans. Les Cottés contains a sequence of Late Mousterian, Evolved Chatelperronian, Protoaurignacian and Early Aurignacian. Remains of some of the latest Neandertal in Europe were found during the excavation, as well as one tooth from one of the earliest Homo sapiens in Europe.
GRANDE ROCHE DE QUINÇAY
Quincay is one of the rare archaeological sites that preserved a long sequence of deposits formed at the time of potential contact between late Neandertals and early Homo sapiens. Stone-tools, bone-tools, and even some personal ornaments more than 40,000 years old were recovered from the cave during previous excavations.