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K. Kris Hirst

Neolithic Canoes of Bercy

By November 7, 2012

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Bercy is a Neolithic site, located on the banks of the Seine River in Paris, France. Back in the early 1990s, excavators recovered the remains of ten canoes carved out of oak logs between 4000 and 6000 years ago, some of the earliest canoes (pirogues) found in central Europe.

Bercy Street Sign for Rue Des Pirogues
Street Sign for Rue Des Pirogues in Paris.

More recent discoveries at Bercy involve stable isotope investigations into the domestication of cattle, and cow characteristics that the Neolithic residents of Bercy appreciated and developed.

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