Néandertal, le mystère de la grotte de Bruniquel
Luc-Henri Fage, Marianne Cramer
2018 - 53 min - Video Full HD - Couleur - France

Who could penetrate 300 meters inside a cave of the gorges of Aveyron (South-West of France) to build structures composed of more than 400 broken stalagmites? At what time? And above all, why?
Since the discovery of the cave in 1990 by a young speleologist from Tarn-et-Garonne, this amazing architecture has never revealed its secrets. In 2014, a team of researchers decided to return, hoping to finally solve the enigma of the Bruniquel cave using new dating techniques. In exclusivity, during four years, we followed them in their investigation, in the cave as in their laboratories. We went where no cameras had yet been able to enter, where no visitor would ever be allowed to enter. We have accompanied these explorers of science in the meanders of their research.
At their side, we witnessed one of the most important archaeological discoveries of our time. And the Neanderthal man is the hero...


Distributor : Gédéon Programmes
Disponible au Club du doc


2019 - Festival International du film d'Archéologie de Nyon, Nyon (Suisse) : Grand Prix, et Prix du Public