La Chaire a Calvin

Local nameAbri de la Chaire à Calvin
LocationMouthiers-sur-Boëme, France

La Chaire a Calvin is a rock shelter near the village of Mouthiers-sur-Boëme in the Département of Charente, situated in the valley of the Gersac stream. The shelter is on a cliff which faces south east. The rock face of this rock-shelter has a sculpted frieze dated to the Magdalenian period; approximately 15000 years BP.

This site was studied by Pierre David from 1924 onwards, who discovered the frieze in 1926. It was further studied by Bouvier in the 1960s.

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Address 16440, France

Coordinates 45°33'19.279" N 0°6'58.103" E

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