La Chapelle-Aux-Saints

Chapelle-Aux-Saints, La


a village in southern France, 40 km southeast of the city of Brive (Corrèze Department). In a grotto on a hillside near the village, remains of Paleolithic sites were found in 1908; the sites contained the bones of the woolly rhinoceros, reindeer, and bison, as well as numerous flint side-scrapers and triangular points. Also uncovered was a well-preserved Neanderthal burial of the same epoch: a man lying in the bottom of a small depression, in a sleeping position with his legs drawn up. The man belonged to the group of western European, or classic, Neanderthals (called the Chapellites).


Zamiatnin, S. N. Ocherki po paleolitu. Moscow-Leningrad, 1961.
Roginskii, la. Ia., and M. G. Levin. Antropologiia, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1963.
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There was one among the lot, evidently the leader of them, who bore a close resemblance to the so-called Neanderthal man of La Chapelle-aux-Saints.
The findings center on Neanderthal remains first discovered in 1908 at La Chapelle-aux-Saints in southwestern France.
In his view, the La Chapelle-aux-Saints specimen demonstrated the existence of an enormous morphological gap between Neanderthals and modern humans, and suggested that in many instances the former were more akin to extant great apes.
Cave (1957) discovered that the La Chapelle-aux-Saints skeleton was that of an aged, heavily arthritic individual.
I would like to distinguish four possible attitudes for dealing with the notion of context and illustrate each of them with certain approaches towards the case of La Chapelle-aux-Saints.
The alliance between the bones from La Chapelle-aux-Saints and Boule's interpretation of Neanderthal inferiority had thus been turned into one of the strongest and vastest networks of early 20th-century palaeontology.
L'affaire de l'Homme de la Chapelle-aux-Saints, 1905-1909.