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Une maison à absides sur l’emporion de Lattara (Lattes, Hérault) au Ve s. av. n. ère

Abstract : The excavation leaded on the settlement of Lattes/St-Sauveur, the ancient Lattara, revealed a bi-apsidial building in a context of the second quarter of the fifth century BC. The latter shows two successive states characterized by different techniques of construction, first wattle-and-daub, then cob-built. Unheard of on the settlement itself, this sort of plan is however well-known on a regional scale during the first and the beginning of the second Iron Age. Interpreted as a domestic unit, this building is associated with secondary constructions, taking place at this moment into an area with a loose frame. This phase comes after the apparently generalized destruction of the settlement (around 475 BC) and before the development of a new urbanistic program (around 450 BC), characterized by a regular frame with quadrangular and adjoining constructions made of stone basements and mud-brick or cob-built elevations. The transitory aspect of this phase, as well as the lack of material constraints in the hearth of a presumably pre-defined plot of land, seems to have conditioned the use of this traditional architectural shape.
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Eric Gailledrat, Ariane Vacheret. Une maison à absides sur l’emporion de Lattara (Lattes, Hérault) au Ve s. av. n. ère. Claire-Anne de Chazelles, Martine Schwaller. Vie quotidienne, tombes et symboles des sociétés protohistoriques de Méditerranée nord-occidentale, ADAL, pp.205-222, 2016, Monographies d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne, Hors-Série, 978-2-912369-34-5. ⟨halshs-02435259⟩



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