The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia

The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia is part of the Tentative list of Belgium in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Jakob Frenzel

Germany - 02-May-19 -

July 2018 - we spent the night just 200metres from the entrance of Grotte de Goyet on our trip to France. We did take a walk through the little town, and even came by the entrance to this cave. However, it was not on the tentative list last year, so I would rather call it a near miss, than counting it to the visited sites.

But maybe it should be an extensions to the flint mines in Mons? I don't know. Anyway, we can recoomedn the campground nextby, its very calm and green.


Zoë Sheng

Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 30-Apr-19 -

The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia (T) by Zoë Sheng

I've been to at least 4 human fossil sites around the world and that's only world heritage so there are probably a half dozen more and now I can add Wallonia to the list. I went to the small museum in Spy, assuming that the Spy Cave (cool name for either a Jason Stratham action flick or a Clive Cussler book.

I did not visit the cave itself because I believe it is off-limits and all items found inside have been moved already.

The museum has weird opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday only 13:00-17:00. They don't get many visitors. There is also not much English available with most in French and Dutch only. Hardly makes the 5 Euros worth it. Besides, as I mentioned before the addition of yet another human evolution site feels overkill, then a study to include only the main sites is needed because they just keep coming.


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The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia
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Belgium
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2019
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2019 Added to Tentative List

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The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia: Grotte Schmerling à Flémalle (T)
The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia: Grotte Scladina à Andenne (T)
The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia: Grotte de Goyet à Gesves (T)
The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia: Grotte de l’Homme de Spy à Jemeppe-sur-Sambre (T)
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