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Mine, bois et forêt dans les Alpes du Sud au Moyen Âge. Approches archéologique, bioarchéologique et historique

Abstract : The upper Durance valley was the scene of a major mining centre in the Middle Ages. The miners sought and extracted silver-bearing lead ores from the Alpine slopes into the agro-pastoral altitudes at 2000-2200 m. The use of fire-setting to attack particularly hard rocks generated operating strategies that shaped the architecture and the organisation of the works, the morphology and composition of backfill, treatment materials and forest management. The crossover study of mining relics and their chronology, ligneous biofacts, written evidence of the modus operandi of firesetting through serial experimentation, characterised work at the mine, the usages and techniques of timber and the land of its supply. The mine and the agropastoral activities have shaped the form, composition and distribution of woodland on the mountain slopes.
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Vanessa Py. Mine, bois et forêt dans les Alpes du Sud au Moyen Âge. Approches archéologique, bioarchéologique et historique. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00443963⟩

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