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Aurignac (ôrēnyäkˈ) [key], village (1993 est. pop. 965), Haute-Garonne dept., S France, at the foot of the Pyrenees. Its caves, excavated in 1860, contain relics of prehistoric man of the Aurignacian period (see Paleolithic period).

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