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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The findings center on Neanderthal remains first discovered in 1908 at La Chapelle-aux-Saints in southwestern France.
Then, a half-century later, came the sensational French discovery of the "Old Man" of La Chapelle-aux-Saints, prompting scientists to draw the now-familiar portrait of Neandertals as primitive protohumans.