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Boucher de Crevecoeur de Perthes, Jacques

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Born: 1788 AD
Died: 1868 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Archaeologist

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1788 - Boucher de Crevecoeur de Perthes was born.

         - He was the first to provide evidence that humans had existed in the Pleistocene epoch, thereby disputing the theory of diluvial catastrophism.

         - He collected flint artifacts near Abbeville, France, and demonstrated that these manufactured objects came from the same stratum as Ice Age fauna.

1868 - Jacques Boucher de Perthes died.


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