History of Prehistory
 Geochronological timescale
 Hominin Species Names
 Site List

edit Lezignan-le-Cebe

Database structure, interface design, and content ©2002-2024 Henry Gilbert

Creative Commons License
Human Fossil Record by Henry Gilbert is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at

herc logo

Search Catalog of Fossil Hominids Database
Search John Hawkes Bibliography

See Wikipedia entry for Lezignan-le-Cebe

Search blogs for entries on Lezignan-le-Cebe


John Hawkes

Mundo Neanderthal (Español)

Caveman's Corner

Google Blog Search

Approximate age:1,785,000 years old=average of minimum (1.57 Ma) and maximum (2 Ma)

Date based on: Ar-Ar See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Crochet, J. Y., Welcomme, J. L., Ivorra, J., Ruffet, G., Boulbes, N., Capdevila, R., et al. (2009). Une nouvelle faune de vertébrés continentaux, associée à des artefacts dans le Pléistocène inférieur de l'Hérault (Sud de la France), vers 1,57 Ma = A new vertebrate fauna associated with lithic artefacts from the Early Pleistocene of the Hérault Valley (southern France) dated around 1.57 Ma. Comptes rendus. Palévol, 8(8), 725-736.



Important specimens: Archaeology and Fauna, Lithics would be oldest in Europe (as of 2009).

Notes: 20 "artifacts" found... the biggest problem is that they are not very diagnostic tools. In fact, some might question whetherthey are tools at all!
Crochet, et al. (2009) ; Dates are on the younger age. Older age estimated.

Location: Hérault Valley, France
Map location/coordinates reference:

Key references: presents precise geographic locations and current best date estimates for late Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene sites with human ancestor (hominin) fossils and archaeology. Several interactive visual interfaces allow users to generate maps and tables that relate localities, fossils, tools, and evolutioanry events with geography and time. The data content is dynamic and is updated daily, as are new interface features. This site started as a course syllabus for Anthropology 3101: Human Evolution 2 at California State University, East Bay, and grew with each quarter it was used. Now has over 200 sites and hundreds of bibliographic citations. Check back often for updates. human evolution database paleoanthropology biological anthropology database physical anthropology human origins coordinates site locations location latitude longitude age Pleistocene database Quaternary database Pliocene Holocene evolutionary history site database geochronology hominin hominidae hominid hominini acheulean oldowan middle stone age mousterian paleolithic late stone age neolithic hominin database hominin DB hominin darabase hominin dayabase hominin datavase hominid darabase hominid dayabase hominid datavase hominid database hominid fossil database human origins database hominin database hominin fossil database hominid skull human ancestor database fossil human ancestors best paleoanthropology site best paleoanthropology database best hominin database best hominid database hominin site database hominid site database coordinates map hominid site map hominin site map paleoanthropology site coordinates human evolution database human origins database fossil record database