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Un puits cuvelé de La Tène finale à Saint-Denis

Abstract : The second campaign of excavations of the Saint-Denis "Haut du Tartre" site has focused on the excavation of a well belonging to the late La Tène period rural settlement. The well lining has three distinct parts: at the bottom timbers were blocked up against 4 corner posts above which wooden planks were fixed by notches. A stone facing was then added to the top of the structure. 71 oak timbers were removed for further study The dendrochronological analysis of the wood and the finds date the well construction to 150 BC and its fill to La Tène D2 (between 80 and 50 BC). The upper part of the well was renovated during La Tène D1 (around 100 BC). The many ecofacts trapped in the silt lining are source of precious environmental information. There is question of a ritual function of the well due to the discovery of animal sculls in the topmost fill.
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Pierre Giraud, Stéphane Louit, Olivier Girardclos, Céline Rocq, Véronique Zech-Matterne, et al.. Un puits cuvelé de La Tène finale à Saint-Denis. Olivier Buchsenschutz; Alain Bulard; Thierry Lejars. L’âge du Fer en Île-de-France. 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 (26), FERACF, pp.55-71, 2005, 978-2913272118. ⟨halshs-02530480⟩