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In 1872, in the cave of Cavillon in northern Italy, archaeologist Émile Rivière unearthed an apparently very old human skeleton, a discovery that changed the modern image of prehistoric men and women. This documentary is an exploration that takes us from the burial site in northern Italy to France and Russia and shows us one of the latest archaeological discoveries, that of the Lady of Cavillon. The burial, organized in an exceptional way, is the common thread to investigate the identity of these buried individuals dated around 25,000 years old. Little known to the general public, these Paleolithic burial sites reveal exceptional ornaments and raise the question: who were these individuals, buried with such care?


Length: 52 mins.

Country: France

Language: French with English Subtitles

Director: Pauline Coste

Producer(s): Camille Monin, Jan Vasak, Jakub Kostal

Distributor: Aude Gruyer