Abri de la Madeleine

Local nameVillage de la Madeleine
LocationTursac, France

The archaeological site Abri de la Madeleine is a rock shelter under an overhanging cliff situated near Tursac, in the Dordogne département of the Aquitaine Région of South-Western France. It represents the type site of the Magdalenian culture of the Upper Paleolithic. The Bison Licking Insect Bite, a 20,000 year old carving of exceptional artistic quality was excavated at the site. The shelter was also occupied during the Middle Ages. The medieval castle of Petit Marsac stands on the top of the cliff just above the shelter. An engraved bone rod from the cave, depicting a lioness licking the opening of either a gigantic human penis or a vulva, shows the first documented act of bestiality.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abri_de_la_Madeleine

Address 24620, France

Coordinates 44°58'5.585" N 1°1'58.395" E

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