Causses


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Causses

 

the name of a group of plateaus rising to an altitude of 1,200 m in the southern part of the Central Massif in France. The plateaus are formed from a thick series of thinly laminated limestone, which has been broken up into gentle folds. Karst formations (caves and small hollows) are widespread. The plateaus drop off steeply and are broken by deep (500–700 m) narrow river valleys. There are many underground springs. There is sparse, predominantly xerophytic, herbaceous and shrub vegetation. There are also occasional stands of oak, beech, and pine.

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Major organization : SYNDICAT MIXTE DU PNR GRANDS CAUSSES.
Archaeological evidence for resin production in the Roman period has been scarce and mostly confined to the Causses region of the French Massif Central (e.
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Equidistant from the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, the Cahors area comprises stony, relatively arid land on the Causses (limestone plateaux) but also rich, fertile alluvial soil in the river valleys.
42) plesse it you to vnderstond that I am latte comen to London, ande for deyueres causses ande matteres, also well agayn Wylliam Brerely as oder (TK 143: 45-47)
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