Problèmes d'identification des habitats ruraux de l'Antiquité tardive en CHampagne)Ardenne

Abstract : Two sites in Champagne-Ardennes are illustrative of the discontinuity of the vestiges of the phases of occupation during Late Antiquity. At Saint-Germain-la-Ville (Marne), a large rural building seems at first view to have been unoccupied between the 3rd and 6th centuries although the organisation of Merovingian buildings partly imitated that of the Early Empire. Despite the absence of relics that can be associated with certainty, a continuous presence seems to have been highly likely during the 4th and 5th centuries. At Semoine (Aube), the bulk of the objects from the 7th and 8th centuries found on the site were produced during Late Antiquity, while a single storeroom dates from that period. Several arguments demonstrate that these objects were not brought to the site but that contemporary developments have been levelled or are invisible. Identification of the occupations during that period is, therefore, often the result of diachronic reasoning, as much with regard to the developments as to the objects.
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Raphaël Durost. Problèmes d'identification des habitats ruraux de l'Antiquité tardive en CHampagne)Ardenne. Michel Kasprzyk, Gertrud Kuhnle (dir.). L'Antiquité tardive dans l'Est de la Gaule I. La vallée du Rhin supérieur et les provinces gauloise limitrophes : actualité de la recherche, Actes de la table-ronde de Strasbourg, 20 - 21 novembre 2008., Société Archéologique de l'Est, p. 209-222, 2011. ⟨halshs-00668862⟩

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