Châtelperron

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Châtelperron
A general view of Châtelperron
A general view of Châtelperron
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 Moulins-2
Intercommunality Val de Besbre Sologne Bourbonnaise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) André Ratinier[1]
Area1 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 155
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/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.[2][3][4][5]

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%
2012 155 +7.6%

Source: INSEE[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier (avec maire, arrondissement et canton)" [Nominative list of communes of Allier (with mayor, arrondissement and canton)] (PDF). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Montagu, M. F. Ashley (1949). "The Châtelperron Skull; A Rediscovered Human Skull-Cap from the French Early Upper Palaeolithic". American Anthropologist (New Series) 51 (2): 328–329. doi:10.1525/aa.1949.51.2.02a00260. 
  3. ^ Delporte, H.; Surmely, F.; Urgal, A. (1999). Châtelperron, un grand gisement préhistorique de l'Allier. Archéologie en Auvergne (in French). Clermont-Ferrand: Conseil Général de l'Allier, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d'Auvergne, and Association pour le Développement de l'Archéologie en Auvergne. 
  4. ^ Mellars, Paul; Brad Gravina, Bronk (27 February 2007). "Confirmation of Neanderthal/modern human interstratification at the Chatelperronian type-site". PNAS 104 (9): 3657–3662. 
  5. ^ Zilhão, J.; d'Errico, F.; Bordes, J.-G.; Lenoble, A.; Texier, J.-P.; Rigaud, J.-P. (2006). "Analysis of Aurignacian interstratification at the Chatelperronian-type site and implications for the behavioral modernity of Neandertals". PNAS. 
  6. ^ "2012 legal populations - Châtelperron". INSEE (in French). Retrieved 22 June 2015.