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Des implantations du Mésolithique ancien dans la vallée du Thérain à Warluis VII (Oise)

Abstract : Between 2000 and 2007, a succession of preventive excavations were carried out on an extensive quarry in a peaty valley bottom. Quickly excavated in 2003, site VII of Warluis yielded Paleolithic and Mesolithic remains. The Mesolithic is documented by three concentrations of remains. Their position in the lower zone of Warluis assures them of a Pre-Boreal or early Boreal age. Two are close to the early Mesolithic on techno-typological criteria of the lithic industry. They are probably fairly brief stops devoted to a limited number of activities. The third is much more recent and is clearly dated to the end of the Preboreal. The remains are linked to a probable hearth where hazelwood, hazelnut shells and animal bones were burned. The interpretation focuses on the bivouac of a family or a small group of hunters. This study is a contribution to a broader approach to the first 1,500 years of the Mesolithic at Warluis, which is based on the numerous concentrations of remains located and excavated over the 40 hectares of the quarry.
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Ducrocq Thierry, Anne Bridault, Nicolas Cayol, Sylvie Coutard, Hélène Seignac. Des implantations du Mésolithique ancien dans la vallée du Thérain à Warluis VII (Oise). Revue archéologique de Picardie, Direction régionale des antiquités historiques de Picardie ; Centre de recherches archéologiques de la vallée de l'Oise, 2020, pp.5-30. ⟨halshs-03077761⟩



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