15th-century bridge at Belcastel
|Main source||Massif Central|
44°5′13″N 1°16′0″E / 44.08694°N 1.26667°ECoordinates: 44°5′13″N 1°16′0″E / 44.08694°N 1.26667°E
|Progression||Tarn→ Garonne→ Atlantic Ocean|
|Basin size||5,300 km2 (2,000 sq mi)|
|Length||291 km (181 mi)|
In 1855 evidence of prehistoric man was found near Bruniquel under a hill called Montastruc. The hill was 98 foot high. The account said the overhang extended for about 46 feet along the river and the area enclosed was 298 square yards. Within this cave was found the 13,000-year-old sculpture called Swimming Reindeer.
Places along the river
The Aveyron River flows west through the following départements and towns:
- Aveyron (named after the river): Rodez, Villefranche-de-Rouergue.
- Bruniquel: a town north-east of Toulouse
- Primitive Man, Louis Fulier, p.88, accessed 4 August 2010