Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (45.7° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 0.1° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: 4 Member, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 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. The Upper Pleistocene is represented by Members 4-5 (beds 10-5). The macromammal fauna is subdivided into groups 1-3 (macromammal group 3 is only found in bed 10). Suggested date for bed 10 is OIS 5d, temperate phase.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: anthropogenic, bone collector, coprolite
Collection methods: bulk,
• 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 43619: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.08.2004
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