La Quina

La Quina H5
La Quina 18, a 7-8-year-old child[1]

La Quina is a Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic site in Gardes-le-Pontaroux, Charente, France. Two Neanderthal skulls were found there, La Quina 5 and La Quina 18. It is the type site of the Quina Mousterian.

It was discovered in 1872, and was classified as a French monument historique in 1984.[2]


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