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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