The "Mauges" are situated in the extreme SO of the Armorican Massif. The region is clearly delineated by the Loire river in the North and by the Sèvre nantaise in the South whereas borders in the West and the East are more blurry. Cholet is situated in the South of the "Mauges" which were formerly included in Poitou (they were already part of Pictavian lands), then annexed to Poitou. The oldest traces of human presence date back to 10.000 BC : bifaces were found in Fuilet, near Cholet.
- Echantillon représentatif / Sample :
- Analyse anthropologique sommaire / Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Brun, leptomorphique, face longue et étroite, menton pointu, long nez convexe implanté haut, yeux rapprochés
Dark, leptomorphic, long and narrow face, pointy chin, long and high-rooted convex nose, close-set eyes
Rien de très original : c'est le type physique le plus notable de toute la façade atlantique. Variante plus claire :
Nothing very original here : this the most remarquable physical type in the Atlantic. A clearer variant :
- Type 2 : Moyennement brun, brachymorphique, tête ronde, petit nez épaté (pas toujours), yeux étroits et éloignés (apparence pseudo-"mongoloïde")
Midly dark, brachymorphic, round-headed, little puffy nose (not always), narrow and wide-set eyes (pseudo-"Mongoloid" look)
C'est là le second type caractéristique de la France de l'Ouest dont les Mauges sont représentatives.
This is the second main type peculiar to Western France of which the "Mauges" are quite representative.
- Morphotypes finaux / Final morphotypes :