Service interruption on Monday 11 July from 12:30 to 13:00: all the sites of the CCSD (HAL, EpiSciences, SciencesConf, AureHAL) will be inaccessible (network hardware connection).
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Les Marmottes de la grotte Colomb (Vercors -France)

Abstract : Marmots of the Colomb Cave (Vercors - France).- Specialized hunting of the Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota L.) was first described by Hippolyte Müller, at the beginning of the 20th century. This activity has since been dealt with several times in the literature. One of the most important sites that has contributed to the enrichment of the subject of hunting Marmots is the Colomb Cave, in the Vercors. This site has provided more than 4000 well preserved remains of this rodent which were studied for a masterʼs degree in 1998. Examination of this large assemblage has made it possible to verify some of the hypotheses and concepts of Müller concerning the temporary occupation of the site and the exploitation of the fur and meat of these small animals. It has also provided evidence for new aspects such as seasonal hunting (often focussing on adult individuals) and the differential consumption differed of the more fleshy parts of the animal.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Carine Carpentier Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, January 25, 2021 - 8:53:03 AM
Last modification on : Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 11:49:35 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:32:41 PM


Explicit agreement for this submission


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License


  • HAL Id : hal-03119707, version 1



Carine Tomé. Les Marmottes de la grotte Colomb (Vercors -France). Revue de Paléobiologie, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de la Ville de Geneve, 2005, NS 10, pp.11-21. ⟨hal-03119707⟩



Record views


Files downloads