Epomanduodurum, une ville chez les Séquanes : bilan de quatre années de recherche à Mandeure et Mathay (Doubs)

Abstract : Since 2001, a collective pluridisciplinary research programme is being undertaken on the antique town of Epomanduodurum in the communes of Mandeure and Mathay. This site is considered like the second one of the Sequani, for its dimensions and the monuments, after the civitas capital, Besançon. This article is an assessment of the investigations conducted between 2001 and 2004. During this period, the central part of the site was studied (sanctuary, theatre, Late fortification area), considered as the most significant for the question of the birth, development and decline of the town. Various complementary approaches have been carried out: study of archives, geophysical and geoarchaeological survey, extent excavations, architectural analyses. They lead to a better understanding of the three main buildings (the Celtic and Gallo-Roman sanctuary, the theatre of the Principate, the Late Antique fortification) and they add considerable informations about the pattern of settlement of this area; so it is possible to detect more precisely the spatial organization and finally to understand how the alluvial plain of the Doubs river was functioning and how the monumental complex has been integrated in such a peculiar landscape.
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Philippe Barral. Epomanduodurum, une ville chez les Séquanes : bilan de quatre années de recherche à Mandeure et Mathay (Doubs). Gallia - Archéologie de la France antique, 64, ⟨CNRS Éditions⟩, pp.353-434, 2007. ⟨halshs-00718356⟩

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