History of the Excavation
|The significance of the cave has been known since 1828, when the famous paleontologist Marcel de Serres found animal bones, and classified them as «antediluvian».|
|In 1963, following the discovery of prehistoric tools by Jean Abelanet,
Professor Henry de Lumley decided to begin exploratory excavations at the Arago
Cave. In 1971, the
discovery of a skull of Homo erectus caused the site to
The excavations, which have annually been conducted since 1964, rendered considerable archeological information on Tautavel Man.