Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Saint-Césaire

Archaeological site found in 1979 near Saintes in Charente-Maritime, France, dated to 42.4-29 kya or older (TL; radiocarbon), and that contains Châtelperronian points and back blades. Hominid remains include an incomplete cranium and mandible and some crushed postcranial bones assigned to Homo neanderthalensis. The relatively late date of the site led to the label last of the Neandertals. Occupation layers above the hominid remains contain Aurignacian I industry artifacts but no skeletal material. The Châtelperronian and Aurignacian strata overlay a deeper and clearly Mousterian horizon. Aka Pierrot’s Rock.

See Vindija.