Tumuli of Bougon

The tumuli of Bougon, also called the necropolis of Bougon, is an archaeological site dating back to the Neolithic period formed by five burial mounds, located in the vicinity of La-Mothe-Saint-Héray, France.

tumuli of bougon

The tumuli of Bougon, also called the necropolis of Bougon (in French: tumulus de Bougon, nécropole de Bougon) is an archaeological site dating back to the Neolithic period formed by five burial mounds, located in the vicinity of La-Mothe-Saint-Héray, in the Poitou-Charentes region, France.

The discovery of the site in 1840 aroused great interest in the insides, and to protect the monuments, the site was acquired by the department of Deux-Sèvres in 1873. In the sixties of the twentieth-century excavation activities were resumed.

The oldest structures found in the complex date back to 4,800 BCE.

The tumuli are divided as follows:

Tumulus of Bougon A

Tumulus of Bougon B

Tumulus of Bougon C

Structure D

Tumulus of Bougon E

Tumulus of Bougon F

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