Artenac 'Bed 5', Commune de Saint-Mary, Charente, (Pleistocene of France)

Also known as Artenac-en-Charente

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (45.7° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 0.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: 5 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 5-10). Bed 5 is the top-most of the sequence and is though to be ?Stage 4, temperate to cold.

Environment/lithology: cave

• Sediments sometimes 'indure' with small concentrations and lenses of pebbles. The top was sealed by a collapse of large blocks.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

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 43632: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 17.08.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus caballus Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Meles meles Linnaeus 1758 European badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
Vulpini indet. Hemprich and Ehrenberg 1832 canine
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
Rangifer tarandus Linnaeus 1758 reindeer