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Dossier Dougga, la périphérie nord (résultats des campagnes 2017-2019)

Abstract : Since 2017, the Tunisian-French team has been examining the northern periphery of Dougga (Thugga) and in particular the megalithic and Roman north-western funerary area on the cliff top and the sanctuary of Baal Hammon-Saturn, at a lower level to the north-east. Several discrete aspects are presented. The architecture of a newly identified turriform mausoleum and one of the circular drum tombs (bazinas) testify to a high Hellenistic cultural level of the society and the Numidian craftsmen. The material recovered from the bazina's chambers provides a wealth of new data on the culture associated with these structures and on collective burial practices involving children and adults. A typology is presented of the pre-Roman ceramics of the entire necropolis, dated between the late 4th century BC and the 1st century BC, as well as results of petrographic analysis. The funerary area continued to be used until the second or third quarter of the 3rd century AD, and the examination of a set of inscribed stelae, mensae and cremations in pots permits for the first time at Dougga, comparison of anthropological data with epitaphs. Finally, the multidisciplinary study of some votive stelae and cinerary vessels discovered in situ in the sacred area of Baal Hammon-Saturn is also a first for this site and it challenges ancient identifications and confirms perinatal human cremations, along with ovicaprine and food offerings until AD 80.
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Samir Aounallah, Véronique Brouquier-Reddé. Dossier Dougga, la périphérie nord (résultats des campagnes 2017-2019). Antiquités Africaines, 2020 (56), pp.173-275., 2020, ⟨10.4000/antafr.2928⟩. ⟨halshs-03009339⟩

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