About Lake dwellings.
The earliest marks of settlements known in the Veyrier village date from the end of the nedithicage (about 2500 years B. C.) and the end of the bronze age.
They were discovered in 1868 by Dr Thonion, in « Vieugy les Guerres ».
Recent reseach show that they are coastal stations (and not lake dwelling habitats) characterized by the presence of stakes or piles.
They stretch on a strip 66 meetreslong and 4 metres wide, the remnants of houses of ancientvillages.
The technique of dendrochrondogical datation* enables one to state that some of these stakes were cut between 963 and 937 B. C., during the Bronze age.
*A method that allows the datation of wood thanks to the rings of grouth of the trees.