Localisation des chasseurs-cueilleurs du Mésolithique.

Infographie. © A.-B. Pimpaud

The discories of Henri-Farman Street

In 2008, on the occasion of the construction of a new sorting center for the SYCTOM (intermunicipal syndicate for the treatment of garbage in Paris region), archeologist discovered archeological remains of a Mesolithic occupation (9 000 - 5 000 BC). The deposit was located in the 15th district of Paris, in Henry-Farman Street, north-west of the Heliport, next to the Boulevard Peripheric and protected by 4 meters of overflow silt from the Seine.

For the first time, evidence of itinerant hunter-gatherer were discovered on the banks of the Seine in Paris. They were nomads, who during hunting, established on these banks a settlement for a few weeks, a halt to renew their weapons. They left behind traces of hearth and many flint arrowhead, since during this period, the bow was the favorute weapon of hunters.


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Site mésolithique de la rue Henry- Farman, Paris.

Hypothèse d’emmanchement des pointes de flèche en silex.

© Denis Gliksman, Inrap.

Site mésolithique de la rue Henry- Farman, Paris.

Percuteur en grès servant au débitage des lamelles de silex et bloc de silex une fois débité (nucleus à lamelles).

© Denis Gliksman, Inrap