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Historical background

In 1887, Abbot Danicourt, who was the village priest, rediscovered Naours caves. With the help of voluntary teams consisting of young villagers, he cleaned away and reoccupied the ruined galleries. There he found a lot of miscellaneous objects : vase debris, various tools (hammers, cranks, spinnning wheels, sickles, knives, scissors) shoeings from horses, donkeys and mules, along with lots of bones.