Châtelperron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Châtelperron
Châtelperron 041.jpg
Coat of arms of Châtelperron
Coat of arms
Châtelperron is located in France
Châtelperron
Châtelperron
Coordinates: 46°23′59″N 3°38′14″E / 46.3997°N 3.6372°E / 46.3997; 3.6372Coordinates: 46°23′59″N 3°38′14″E / 46.3997°N 3.6372°E / 46.3997; 3.6372
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Allier
Arrondissement Vichy
Canton Jaligny-sur-Besbre
Intercommunality Val de Besbre Sologne Bourbonnaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Ratinier
Area
 • Land1 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 144
 • Population2 density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 03067 / 03220
Elevation 234–352 m (768–1,155 ft)
(avg. 253 m or 830 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Châtelperron is a commune in the Allier department in central France.

It is the location of site known as Grotte des Fées at Châtelperron.[1][2] [3] [4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 259 —    
1968 287 +10.8%
1975 250 −12.9%
1982 219 −12.4%
1990 189 −13.7%
1999 137 −27.5%
2008 144 +5.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Châtelperron Skull; A Rediscovered Human Skull-Cap from the French Early Upper Palaeolithic; M. F. Ashley Montagu; American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1949), pp. 328-329
  2. ^ Delporte, H., 1999. Chatelperron, un grand gisement prehistorique de l'Allier. - Avec la collaboration de F. Surmely et A. Urgal. Clermont-Ferrand, Conseil General de l'Allier, Direction regionale des Affaires Culturelles d'Auvergne et Association pour le developpement de l'Archeologie en Auvergne, collection Archeologie en Auvergne
  3. ^ Confirmation of Neanderthal/modern human interstratification at the Chatelperronian type-site; by: Paul Mellars, Brad Gravina, Bronk; PNAS, Vol. 104, No. 9. (27 February 2007), pp. 3657-3662.[1]
  4. ^ Analysis of Aurignacian interstratification at the Chatelperronian-type site and implications for the behavioral modernity of Neandertals.; by: Zilhão J, d'Errico F, Bordes JG, Lenoble A, Texier JP, Rigaud JP; [2]