Clottes, Jean

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Clottes, Jean Gender: M
Jean José Edouard Clottes
born on 8 July 1933 at 23:59 (= 11:59 PM )
Place Espéraza, France, 42n5610, 2e1317
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°42 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 06°13'

Jean Clottes (2008)
photo: ROMAN GARCIA, Gobierno de Cantabria, license cc-by-3.0


French prehistorian, lecturer and writer.

After being appointed director of prehistoric antiquities for the Midi-Pyrénées in 1971, he began to study prehistoric cave art in order to fulfill the responsibilities of that position. In the following years he led a series of excavations of prehistoric sites in the region. In 1992, he was named General Inspector for Archaeology at the French Ministry of Culture; in 1993 he was appointed Scientific Advisor for prehistoric rock art at the French Ministry of Culture. He formally retired in 1999, but remains an active contributor to the field.

To date he has written over 300 scientific papers, and has edited, co-edited, written, or co-authored a total of over 20 books.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'diverses' pdf file, p. 60: born at 2400 hours.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Prehistorian)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction