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Corbelled plateau with Orbitolina

There are several layers of marl with abundant Orbitolina within the limestone mass. These banks are particularly sensitive to frost shattering during Quaternary cold episodes. The Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave opens onto one of these corbelled plateaus.

Corbelled plateau with Orbitolina

Credits : J. Monney – Équipe Chauvet – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication