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Décryptage d’un mode d’expression de la culture Aisne-Marne : élaboration d’une grille de lecture du décor céramique

Abstract : This study is focussed on pottery decoration as a means of expression in the Aisne-Marne culture area during Early La Tène. The paper attempts a partial decoding of the standard decorative schemes, based on the development of a framework for the study of pottery decoration. The material studied (783 items) comes from funerary contexts, a selection determined by the good condition of this material, and the high proportion (30%, as opposed to 5% on settlements) that is decorated. Vessel shapes, and the relative position of decorative schemes on the surface of the pots are briefly considered, but only the actual designs of the decoration and their organisation are considered in detail. Decoration is here considered as akin to writing, and the simple as well as the more complex motifs encountered make up the basic units of this decorative alphabet. Mapping the different decorative elements shows both marked regional homogeneity, as well as some micro-regional preferences. Pottery decoration is considered to convey both the aesthetic preferences of the society and its means of representing these. It also permitted some communities to express their individual identities by diverging slightly from the norms.
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Sophie Desenne. Décryptage d’un mode d’expression de la culture Aisne-Marne : élaboration d’une grille de lecture du décor céramique. Olivier Buchsenschutz; Alain Bulard; Marie-Bernadette Chardenoux; Nathalie Ginoux. Décors, images et signes de l’âge du Fer européen. Actes du XXVIe colloque de l’Association française pour l’étude de l’âge du Fer (Paris et Saint-Denis, 9-12 mai 2002), Supplément à la Revue archéologique du Centre de la France (24), FERACF, pp.63-76, 2003, 978-2-913272-09-5. ⟨halshs-02526593⟩



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