they had been buried in the cave in which, during their lifetime, they had lived and consumed these animals whose remains we find.
M. Adolphe Mégret suggests that, in the position in which all the skeletons that have as yet been discovered were found to have been buried, we are "in the presence of a funeral and religious rite that was perpetuated." Here we would further draw attention to the little bone objects of various dimensions, but always of the same shape, that have each time been found with the
Photograph of the Palæolithic Skeletons discovered in the Fifth Cave in the Rochers Rouges, near Mentone, in February, 1892. Reproduced by the kind permission of M. Bertrand, Mentone.