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To base itself on archaeology in order to rethink our ways of living together in one environment: Such is the editorial line of Archéopages, a scientific journal with a review panel. Each issue develops a specific theme by crossing the points of view of archaeologists of all backgrounds and those of other researchers in human sciences, thus taking stock of the recent contributions of archaeology to the knowledge of societies. A large space is also devoted to modern methods of archaeology. The journal is aimed at researchers, students and enlightened amateurs.

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Archéopages n° 42 : Construire en terre crue

What is the status of this building material compared to others? Is its use linked to specific functions of construction? To the social status of the resident? To economic and political situations? To particular natural environments? To what other materials is it associated to and in which contexts? What developments and technical inventions did it promote?

Dominique Garcia

File : Build in raw clay

Building with earth in the Neolithic in France. An overview
Ingrid Sénépart, Julia Wattez, Luc Jallot, Tony Hamon, Marylise Onfray​

Building with earth in the Middle Neolithic I. The mound of Monument 29 at Fleury-sur Orne (Calvados) 
Emmanuel Ghesquière, David Giazzon, Julia Wattez

Mixed earth and timber structures. A 5th century BC village in Burgundy
Régis Labeaune, Christophe Gaston, Dominique Sordoillet

Earth and paint in the Roman period. Architectural and decorative practices in Roman Gaul revealed by the analysis of painted plaster
Julien Boislève

Earthen architecture from the Iron Age to the present day. The contribution of micromorphology to the understanding of techniques
Cécilia Cammas

Mudbricks and “solid earth” constructions in northern France. Two Gallo-Roman cellars in Île-de-France
Gaëlle Bruley-Chabot

The Roman tile kilns built of mud bricks from Mours (Val-d’Oise). A default material or an enlightened choice?
Aurélia Alligri, Pascal Raymond

Two Roman clay-lined pits. Multi-disciplinary analyses and hypotheses concerning their use
Tanguy Wibaut, with Jean-Emmanuel Aubert, Jérôme Ros, Jérôme Kotarba, Pascal Verdin

Roman earthen buildings at Lons-le-Saunier. Diversity and development of techniques
Valérie Viscusi

Medieval wattle and daub buildings. A study of the remains from the demolition of a settlement in the plain of the Doubs
Christophe Méloche, Dominique Sordoillet collab.

An earthen fortification of the 17th century. The Fort Saint-Sébastien’s escarpment at Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Séverine Hurard, Gwenaël Mercé collab.

Debate - The raw earth, universal material
Claire-Anne de Chazelles, Hubert Guillaud


The ALeRT project. Threatened archaeological sites on the Channel and Atlantic coasts
Marie-Yvane Daire, Pau Olmos, Elías López-Romero


Burials of individuals hindered in Saintes
Frédéric Méténier, Pauline Duneufjardin

Shelter quarries during the Battle of Normandy
Laurent Dujardin, Cyril Marcigny

Defended PhD

Typochronology of Low-Norman ceramics from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the 14th century. Study of the lots of the castles of Caen, Falaise and the hospital of Sées
Stéphanie Dervin

Society, economy and territories during the Iron age in the Central-Eastern France : analysis of ceramic corpus habitat of Hallstatt D - La Tène A period (VIIe - Ve BC)
David Bardel

Revue « Archéopages : archéologie & société », 42
April - July 2015
Size 22 x 27,5 cm
144 pages
ISSN : 1622-8545

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Cultural Development and Communication Department, Inrap
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