1- The Vercors, a prehistoric landscape
This first sequence shows the formation of the Vercors, its geology, geography, and climate, and how these influenced the movements of people and the development of their activities.
2- The arrival of the first humans in the mid-Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age)
Neanderthals were the first humans to cross the Vercors. They were hunters who exploited its animal, mineral and vegetable resources, cohabiting with a variety of animals, and knapping flint
3 - The arrival of the first modern humans in the Upper Palaeolithic
Cro-Magnons, early modern humans, followed on from the Neanderthals. They established a new type of society, with technological innovations, the emergence of artistic thought and the appearance of funerary practices.
4 - The last Mesolithic hunters (Middle Stone Age) This period marks the transition between the hunter-gatherers of the Palaeolithic and the first farmers of the Neolithic. The landscape was changing. New ways of life and types of hunting appeared.
5 - The first farmers and pastoralists in the Neolithic (New Stone Age)
In the Neolithic period people became farmers and cattle herders. They settled in one place, moving out from it to hunt and collect flint. Paintings and symbols show that they developed a new form of social and religious organisation.