The excavation at Cuiry-lès-Chaudardes of a new Michelsberg site led to the discovery of between four and seven groundplans of buildings of a new type, associated with graves and domestic features, enabling the site to be interpreted as a settlement. These groundplans, which are quite different to all previously known structures, have been radiocarbon dated to a late phase of Michelsberg and this matches a closed find of pottery from a small pit in the settlement. They fill the chronological gap between the few Michelsberg buildings known up to now and the numerous late and final Neolithic buildings which are perhaps their descendants.