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Archéologie et dendrochronologie du bâti subalpin dans le massif du Mercantour durant le deuxième millénaire de notre ère

Abstract : My research focuses on the building located in the subalpine zone in the French Mercantour Massif (French Alps). These constructions, essentially related to summer agropastoralism, are the material expression of the occupation and exploitation of the mountain by the human communities during the second millenium of our era. The present approach has called upon dendrochronology and the building archeology in an interdisciplinary project. The study of 90 buildings whose woodwork has provided 541 dendrochronological dates, brings new data on the history of these constructions. The earliest ones dated back to the middle of the 12th century and were still standing in the early 20th century. Reconstructions and frequent renovations have underlined an economy of raw materials, among which pieces of larch (the main local tree and therefore mostly used), that were used all over again on each building or renovation site. The long chronologies of tree rings established during this present research have enhanced the importance of the master chronology of the larch in the southern Alps and provide new knowledge on the relationship between the mountain human groups and their surrounding forest resources.
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Vincent Labbas. Archéologie et dendrochronologie du bâti subalpin dans le massif du Mercantour durant le deuxième millénaire de notre ère. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Aix-Marseille Université, 2016. Français. ⟨tel-01972862⟩

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