HomeRoutesPlaces of interest

This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Les minières néolithiques

Sponsored links


BE |

Public | DutchFrenchGerman

Source: Wizpr.guide

Copyright: All rights reserved

Spiennes was the site of flint mining between 4400/4200 and 3000/2500 BC, and is one of the most important European sites for extraction of thisstone - which has led to its inclusion on the UNESCO  World Heritage List - not only because of the existenceof successive dwellings near the mines, but also because of the variety of mining techniques used. Some of these are actually rather spectacular, such as extraction via the controlled collapse of entire slabs, which enabled largeblades and axes to be produced, some of which were “exported” to northern France.
Archaeological site listed by Ministerial Decree of the Walloon Region (7-11- 1991)
Listed as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia
World Heritage listed in December 2000

Copyright: All rights reserved

More information



More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Sponsored links

© 2006-2018 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com