Hale and Hearty!

Our first report today is from Kathleen Kubal, a double major in archeology and French at WVU.  For her project Kathleen returned to the CAIRN archeological center which we visited earlier.  She interviewed Joe Ferré and one of his colleagues about the origins of the CAIRN and also about the origins of sedentary culture here in Vendée.  She learned that the first advanced users of stone came here from the Middle East around 5300 BC.  Among many other things, she tells us that Neolithic Vendéens generally lived to the age of 60 -- nearly 20 years longer than the highly cultured Romans who came here 5000 years later.
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