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Beg ar Loued (île Molène, Finistère), un habitat insulaire de l'âge du Bronze ancien. Entre autarcie et ouverture sur le monde.

Abstract : Excavated from 2003 to 2011, the site of Beg ar Loued in the southern part of Molène Island has yielded the remains of two dry stone houses superimposed and occupied between 2150 and 1750 cal BC. At this time, the Molène Archipelago was in a similar form as today, except the foreshores, which were much larger. The site was then a hundred meters from the shoreline. The study of the site allows a more comprehensive understanding of the way of life of this island society. They used to farm and breed livestock, supplemented by fishing on the foreshore, collecting limpets and to a lesser extent hunting migratory birds. The material culture shows that this group used local resources: clay, sea pebbles and outcrops. This picture of a self-sufficient society must be qualified. Indeed, the architecture of buildings, the ceramic forms, the lithic technology and the metalworking are evidence that this society was linked with what was happening on the mainland. That raises question of seafaring and the nature of the links between this island society and the continent.
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Yvan Pailler, Clement Nicolas, Loréna Audouard, Fabien Convertini, Klet Donnart, et al.. Beg ar Loued (île Molène, Finistère), un habitat insulaire de l'âge du Bronze ancien. Entre autarcie et ouverture sur le monde.. Entre terres et eaux : les sites littoraux de l’âge du Bronze, spécificités et relations avec l’arrière-pays, Société préhistorique française; Association pour la Promotion des Recherches sur l’Âge du Bronze (APRAB), Oct 2017, Agde, France. pp.331-353. ⟨halshs-02357333⟩

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