La Celle tufa

Pleistocene tufa (La Celle, Seine-et-Marne) :

Preservation and development of a quaternary site for the general public.

The “TUF de La Celle”, known by the scientists since the XIXth century, is an exceptional witness of the interglacial stage 11. A multidisciplinary group led its scientific study in 2003. In 2010, the site was declared Natural Space and developed for the general public by agreement with the Vernou-La Celle municipality and the Seine-et-Marne General Council. This operation was supported by AFEQ-CNF INQUA.
Please click on the links below to learn more:
– Signs along the way : Accueil 1, Age et climat 2, Formation du tuf 3, Les fossiles 4, Tryptique de la coupe 5, Reconstitution 6, Paléoenvironnements 7

– Information signs : Le tuf de La Celle, un espace naturel sensible

– Recent scientific bibliography on  La Celle tufa and MIS 11 interglacial

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