Taforalt Caves

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The Taforalt Caves, or Grotte des Pigeons, are located in the Oujda Region of Morocco.

Site description[edit]

Dating to around 20,000 years BC, the caves located near Taforalt house the remains of numerous skeletons of Oranian and perhaps older origins.[1] The remains are distributed throughout a deep and highly stratified cave floor, which has yielded much ash and charcoal fragments along with human and animal bones and plant material.

World Heritage Status[edit]

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 1, 1995 in the Cultural category.[1]


  1. ^ a b Grotte de Taforalt - UNESCO World Heritage Centre


Grotte de Taforalt - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Accessed 2009-03-02.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°48′38″N 2°24′30″W / 34.81056°N 2.40833°W / 34.81056; -2.40833