La dynamique du paysage et de l’occupation humaine entre Loire et Cisse

Abstract : This article presents the first results of a study on the dynamics of the landscape settlement over the long term in a portion of the alluvial plain of the Loire. The area chosen is the Cisse Valley. This environment combines a certain number of problems connected to the occupation of the Loire Valley: the integration of the local population and the implementation of economic activities in a sensitive area, hydromorphic conditions, land development, and flood risk. Furthermore this space is a marker for local river dynamics and environmental changes. The analysis of the documentary sources, archaeological data, cartographic data and geomorphological data, from a geoarchaeological perspective, provides an initial approach to understanding how the land has been occupied and exploited since since the Neolithic. The ancient, long-standing but uneven occupation of this area, concentrated in protected sectors, testifies to an appropriation of the space based upon agricultural development. The absence of a village in the downstream part of the valley confirms a separation between inhabited space and exploited space, suggesting the presence of an ancient flood plain of the Loire.
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Pauline Thonniet, Jean-Baptiste Rigot. La dynamique du paysage et de l’occupation humaine entre Loire et Cisse . Norois, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2016, Aménagement foncier, risque côtier, évolution des fleuves. ⟨halshs-01471254⟩

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