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New Information on Glozel:
Two Books about the Site and Recent Scientific Analyses
Photo by Robert Liris
 

 

 
NEW: "Glozel, Bones of Contention," by Alice Gerard, was published by iUniverse in 2005. The book is available at amazon.com, iUniverse.com, and barnesandnoble.com. (about the book)
Glozel has been called "the most controversial site of the 20th century." Artifacts discovered in 1924 on this isolated hillside in the center of France divided the archaeological world. Dr. Antonin Morlet, the amateur archaeologist who excavated and published the site, believed that the enigmatic face urns, the ceramic tablets engraved with unknown symbols, and the large pebbles engraved with pictures of reindeer dated to the Neolithic period. Others believed that the artifacts were fakes.

TO LEARN THE VERY LATEST INFORMATION ON GLOZEL, PLAN TO ATTEND THE 2009 GLOZEL CONFERENCE, HELD IN VICHY ON OCTOBER 10th OF THIS YEAR

This will be the twelfth yearly conference on Glozel; the first was held in 1996. One section of this conference will deal with “Glozel and Its Creators” and will include paintings and publications. The other section will focus on “Glozel and Its Interpretations.”

Contact CIER at:
8, rue de Four Banal
03800  Gannat, France

e-mail maison-des-arts@orange.france

Beginning in 1996, a series of yearly conferences have been held in Vichy, France, to re-evaluate the site. International researchers have worked together to perform new scientific analyses and to investigate Glozel from different perspectives. Their findings provide fascinating and unexpected new information on the Glozel culture.

Two books on the site have been published in the last three years. La préhistoire chahutée, Glozel 1924-1942, gives the history of the site during those years. Its author, Joseph Grivel, has worked with the Glozel archives at the site for many years.

Glozel, Bones of Contention, published in 2005, is a survey of the history of the site from 1924 until today, as well as a summary of the scientific analyses and investigations made at Glozel. The author, Alice Gerard, and her husband Sam Gerard, have worked for the last ten years with other international researchers to provide new information that might lead to a re-opening of excavations at the site.

 

 
Copyrightę 2005. Alice Gerard.
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