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L’église de Rigny et ses abords. De la colonia de Saint-Martin de Tours au transfert du centre paroissial (600-1865)

Abstract : The excavation around the church of Rigny uncovered, under the parish cemetery, vast stone buildings from the 7th and 8th century identified with the colonica Riniaco, a rural estate belonging to Saint-Martin de Tours, and it revealed the existence of two churches previous to the current church, the oldest parts of which date from the second half of the 11th century. It also made it possible to reconstruct the origins and the topographic transformations of the parochial center as well as the various stages of formation of the cemetery and the fluctuations of its boundaries from the middle of the 8th century until 1865, when it was relocated to Ussé. It also allows the study of burial practices from the middle of the 8th to the middle of the 19th century, based on the excavation of 1738 burials. Apart from these results, this digital edition also offers a new model for publishing archaeological excavations, based on the principles of logicism, developed in the 1970s by Jean-Claude Gardin. The architecture of the publication is designed to allow several levels of information retrieval, from at-a-glance overview to in-depth assessment of the detailed arguments. Access to the content is provided through four entry-points: through the ‘narrative’, through logicist diagrams, through logicist propositions, and through chronological diagrams. The results of the excavation are set out in a short text of barely ten pages (the narrative) which is intended to give quick access to the overall content, but which also allows access tothe underlying arguments through hypertext links, modeled either as a sequence of inferences (the logistic propositions), from {P0} (initial data) to {Pn} (final interpretations), or in the form of an inference tree in logicist diagrams. The results of the excavation can also be accessed via two interactive chronological diagrams. The first gives a synoptic view of changes in the use of the site and the alternating sequence of funerary occupation and buildings, while the second represents the spatial-temporal distribution of groups of burials on either side of the successive churches.
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Elisabeth Zadora-Rio, Henri Galinié, Philippe Husi, James Motteau, Xavier Rodier, et al.. L’église de Rigny et ses abords. De la colonia de Saint-Martin de Tours au transfert du centre paroissial (600-1865). Presses universitaires de Caen, 2020. ⟨halshs-02569469⟩



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