From the beginning of archeology, the region Hauts-de-France, pioneer of the discipline, brought its share of remarkable discoveries.
The Louvre-Lens exhibition gathers an anthology of this regional archaeological heritage, from the Stone Age to the contemporary period, marked by the archeology of conflicts.
It presents objects as rare as a Neolithic ax, a Celtic ornament harness en or the reliquary of the heart of Anne de Lens from the 16th century.
Period commonly known as "Stone Age", Prehistory has indeed left few vestiges. These elements already testify to the adaptation of Man to his environment, the development of techniques of various sizes, varied craft activities and exchanges over long distances. Sometimes, an archaeological discovery gives us a complete overview of the technical and artistic skills of the prehistoric populations as evidenced by the discoveries of the Renancourt Venus or Bouchain wooden equipment.