Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (46.0° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 46.0° N, 0.1° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Middle Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)
• There are five members at this site ranging in age from the Middle to Upper Pleistocene. Members 1-3 (beds I-V) are Middle Pleistocene levels (estimated at 0.7-0.5Ma = 'Mindel-Riss' or 'Riss'), The Upper Pleistocene is represented by Members 4-5 (beds 5-10). The macromammal fauna is subdivided into groups 1-3 and these are entered here.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: This material is still under study.
Primary reference: A. Delagnes, J.-F. Tournepiche, D. Armand, E. Desclaux, M.-F. Diot, C. Ferrier, V. Le Fillatre and B. Vandermeersch. 1999. Le gisement Pleistocene moyen et superieur d'Artenac (Saint-Mary, Charent): premier bilan interdisciplinaire. Bulletin de la Societe Prehistorique Francaise 96(4):469-496 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis
PaleoDB collection 43618: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.08.2004
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