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Louis Lartet

Louis Lartet
Double edged Scraper on blade from Cro-Magnon - Collection Louis Lartet - Muséum de Toulouse
Shell adornement of Cro-Magnon - Collection Louis Lartet - Muséum de Toulouse

Louis Lartet (1840 – 1899) was a French geologist and paleontologist. He discovered the original Cro-Magnon skeletons.

Louis Lartet was born in Castelnau-Magnoac, in Neanderthal man fossils discovered in Germany in 1856.

Lartet began teaching geology at the University of Toulouse in 1873 and in 1879 he became a tenured professor of geology at the university. He became a member of the Société archéologique du midi de la France in 1879, the Société d'agriculture in 1880; the Académie des sciences in 1882 and the Société d'histoire naturelle in 1882.


“Mémoire sur une sepulture des anciens troglodytes du Périgord.” Annales des sciences naturelles: Zoologie et paléontologie ser 5, 10 (1868): 133-45.

“Une sépulture des troglodytes du Périgord,” Bulletins de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 3 (1868): 335-349.

with Chaplain Duparc, “Sur une sépulture des anciens Troglodytes des Pyrénées superposée à un foyer contenant des débris humains associés à des dents sculptées de Lion et d'Ours.” Matériaux pour l’histoire primitive et naturelle de l’homme 2 ser., 9 (1874): 101-67.

Paléontologie. Paris: Masson, 1873.

Sur la dentition des proboscidiens fossiles (Dinotherium, Mastodontes et Éléphants) et sur la distribution géographique et stratigraphique de leurs débris en Europe. Paris : Martinet, 1859.


Obituary for Louis Lartet in Revue des Pyrénées 11 (1899): 601-2.

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