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The Tayacian is a Palaeolithic stone tool industry that is a variant of the Mousterian. It was first identified as distinct by Abbé Breuil [1] from the site of La Micoque in Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac although since then the cave at Fontéchevade has become the "reference site for this industry".[2]

Tools from this culture have been excavated in a stratigraphic column in the Syria area.[3]


  1. ^ Farizy C. Tayacian ( in LeRoi Gourhan A.(ed.) Dictionary of Pre-history 1029 Paris) Copeland L. The Tayacian of the Cordon Littoral, Ras Beirut (Lebanon) and its relations with other Tayacian sites in the Levant Paléorient Year:2003 Volume:29 Number:29-2 pp. 87-107 Persee [Retrieved 2012-01-05]
  2. ^ Chase, P.G., Debenath, A., Dibble, H.L. and McPherron, S.P. 2009. The Cave of Fontéchevade: Recent Excavations and their Paleoanthropological Implications. New York: Cambridge University Press. Page 17-20
  3. ^ Langer, William L., ed. (1972). An Encyclopedia of World History (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 9. ISBN 0-395-13592-3.