The Touraine and Berry has been occupied by man for tens of thousands of years. The ice didn't reach here and the climate was temperate. There was game to hunt, plenty of water, nuts and fruit for gathering and best of all, plenty of high quality flint in the limestone geology for toolmaking.

The most commonly hunted animal was the wild horse (to the north it was the reindeer, to the south a type of antelope).

The skeleton of a mammoth at the Museum of Prehistory in Le Grand Pressigny.

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