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december 2013
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Location description

In the past, many fossils were found in Céreste deposits from the lower Eocene, part of the Paleogene period. The layered limestone originated in a shallow inland lake in a tropical climate.

Currently, the area is protected and part of the Réserve naturelle du Luberon géologique.

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Céreste is located in the south of France, north of Aix-en-Provence.

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Insects (e.g. flies), plant remains (including fruits and seeds), bivalves, fish.

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Museum: Musée de géologie de la Maison du Parc du Luberon
Museum: Musée de Géologie et d Ethnographie
Museum: Musée Minéralogique et Paléontologique Pierre Delquie
Museum: Musée Pierre Martel de Vachères
Museum: Museum d’Histoire Naturelle d’Aix en Provence Aix


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