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Aménagements hydrauliques et paysage rural de Narbonnaise à Mailhac (Aude)

Abstract : In the field of a research program concerning the territory of Mailhac these past four millenaries, a half under-ground hydraulic structure has been discovered at the foot of the famous Protohistoric oppidum of Le Cayla, 20 km north of Narbonne. Built during the 1st century BC with several manholes, the aqueduct has a flow regulation system and a decantation tank. Water must be drawn from a dam in a nearby stream, the Répuldre, and channelled towards a villa or a settlement beneath the present village. It was also carried from a deviation designed at the time of the construction of the aqueduct towards a presumed Roman mill. During the 2nd century AD, a third junction consisting of an assemblage of pottery pipes may have been made for a field irrigation system. This multi-functional monument was planned and built within a new land exploitation which remodels the whole landscape altogether with paths and terraces. It must belong to an installation connected to the colony of Narbo, founded some decades earlier by Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus.
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Romana Harfouche, Corinne Sanchez, Pierre Poupet. Aménagements hydrauliques et paysage rural de Narbonnaise à Mailhac (Aude). Gallia - Archéologie de la France antique, CNRS Éditions, 2005, Aqueducs de la Gaule méditerranéenne, 62, pp.119-130. ⟨10.3406/galia.2005.3225⟩. ⟨halshs-00009249⟩



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