Who built a structure made up of more than 400 broken stalagmites, 300 metres inside a cave in the Aveyron gorges? At what time? And why is that? Since the discovery of the cave in 1990, this amazing architecture has never revealed its secrets. In 2014, a team of researchers decided to return there, hoping to solve the enigma of the Bruniquel cave. For 4 years, we followed them, both in the cave and in their laboratories. Exclusively, we have witnessed one of the most important archaeological discoveries of our time. And the Neanderthal man is the hero of it.
A film by Luc-Henri Fage, 53 min 25 s
ARTE France, GEDEON Programmes, FELIS Production, CNRS Images