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Les sépultures du Néolithique moyen I et du moyen II de Porte-Joie (Eure) : groupes funéraires isolés ou nécropole associées à l’habitat ? Données préliminaires

Abstract : This article aims to present findings dating to the Middle Neolithic I and II from an important survey carried out by Inrap from August 2009 to July 2010 in Porte-Joie (Eure). Located in the Vaudreuil meander of the Seine, this area offers a dense and notable archaeological potential with an almost uninterrupted occupation from the Mesolithic to the Middle Ages. One of the three sites dating to the Cerny period (Middle Neolithic I) is remarkable by the association of a settlement with a funerary area. Among a group of six pits, the excavation of three tombs has revealed the presence of two individual burials and a double burial. Two graves, that belong to a group of eleven structures date to the Middle Neolithic II (Chasséen culture). These individual tombs both contained the burial of an adult male, deposited in a foetal position on their right side. The funerary practices of the two areas of Porte-Joie site can be compared to those of the Paris Basin and differ from those of Lower-Normandy. The examples of this type of burial in Upper Normandy are still scarce and isolated. The unprecedented nature of these findings highlights the presence of funerary groups, even probable cemeteries. The number of pits, their distribution and their extension actually confirms this hypothesis.
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Caroline Riche, Aminte Thomann, Elisabeth Ravon, Ugo Le Moigne. Les sépultures du Néolithique moyen I et du moyen II de Porte-Joie (Eure) : groupes funéraires isolés ou nécropole associées à l’habitat ? Données préliminaires. Revue Archéologique de l'Ouest, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014, 31, pp.25-36. ⟨10.4000/rao.2398⟩. ⟨halshs-02509579⟩

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