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.

 

Next slide
Previous slide

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