Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Arcy-sur-Cure

Archaeological site found in Burgundy, north central France, dated to about 36 kya, and that contains Châtelperronian artifacts including decorated bone objects and body ornaments. Evidence of a campsite and hut construction. The ornamentcontaining stratum overlies a deeper and clearly Mousterian horizon that dates to 45 kya. The hominid remains include specimens originally attributed to Homo neanderthalensis; conflicting recent analyses of the inner ear suggest that the remains may be Homo sapiens. Aka Grande Grotte; one of a group of caves that includes Arcy-Renne.

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