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9000 Years of History

9000 Years of HistoryFlint objects attest to human occupancy in the vicinity of the Liege site in the last glacial era (about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.). Excavations have proven that the site itself was occupied as from the seventh century before Christ.

The subsoil under Place Saint Lambert contains little acid, so organic matters such as animal bones dating back to the hunting-gathering era, have been preserved. Some of these bones show signs of cutting or were shaped to make tools.

Since the Neolithic era, a period when men switched from the life of a predator to that of a cultivator, there are signs of continual human presence on the site of Place Saint Lambert and traces of pillars used for housing have been disclosed.