Arcy-sur-Cure

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Arcy-sur-Cure
The cave exit building in Arcy-sur-Cure
The cave exit building in Arcy-sur-Cure
Location of Arcy-sur-Cure
Arcy-sur-Cure is located in France
Arcy-sur-Cure
Arcy-sur-Cure
Arcy-sur-Cure is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Arcy-sur-Cure
Arcy-sur-Cure
Coordinates: 47°36′14″N 3°45′41″E / 47.6039°N 3.7614°E / 47.6039; 3.7614Coordinates: 47°36′14″N 3°45′41″E / 47.6039°N 3.7614°E / 47.6039; 3.7614
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentYonne
ArrondissementAvallon
CantonJoux-la-Ville
Area
1
26.33 km2 (10.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
499
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89015 /89270
Elevation121–301 m (397–988 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arcy-sur-Cure is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.

The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure, just south of the commune, hold the second-oldest cave paintings known, after those of Chauvet Cave.[2] Archeological remains at the Grotte du Renne were taken to provide evidence that Neanderthals had modern human behavior, but this is now doubted.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure Official website Archived 2015-02-25 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in English)
  3. ^ Higham T, Jacobi R, Julien M, David F, Basell L, Wood R, Davies W, Ramsey CB.C (2010). Chronology of the Grotte du Renne (France) and implications for the context of ornaments and human remains within the Chatelperronian. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. doi:10.1073/pnas.1007963107 PMID 20956292
  4. ^ Mellars P. (2010). Neanderthal symbolism and ornament manufacture: The bursting of a bubble? Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. doi:10.1073/pnas.1014588107