From The Independent: Dig shows Paris is 3,000 years older than first thought.
Paris has long been known to be a very old city but its history as a settlement has just been extended by more than 3,000 years.
An archaeological dig, whose findings were revealed yesterday, moves back Paris’s first known human occupation to about 7600BC, in the Mesolithic period between the two stone ages.
An area about the size of a football field on the south-western edge of the city, close to the banks of the river Seine, has yielded [continue]
Interesting that the course of the Seine has remained stable over so many thousands of years, unlike so many other major rivers of the world. The geology of the area would make a fascinating study to go alongside the archaeology.