Une « déesse-mère » néolithique auvergnate ?
Discoveries

The fragment of a ceramic feminine statuette has been found during the excavation of a Middle Neolithic site in Pont-du-Château (Puy-de-Dôme), by a team from the Inrap. The excavation is curated by the Regional Archaeology Service.

Une nécropole néolithique de première importance scientifique pour la France et la Suisse
Discoveries

In 2002, the National Institute for Preventive Archaeology (INRAP) discovered the Genevray site on the route of the future Thonon-les-Bains bypass in Haute-Savoie. An evaluation was authorised and curated by the archaeology service of the DRAC de Rhônes-Alpes.

Alignement de monolithes bordé par une sépulture en cours de fouille
Discoveries

An Inrap team has recently excavated a group of aligned menhirs at Veyre-Monton (Puy-de-Dôme). This research, prescribed by the State (Drac Auvergne – Rhône- Alpes), was conducted in the context of construction work by the APRR society to widen the A75 motorway. This is the first time such alignments, cairns and statuemenhirs have been discovered in Auvergne or, more broadly, in central France.