Indices d’exploitation de ressources marines à la fin du 2nd millénaire av. J.-C. : le foyer de l’âge du bronze aux Batardières (Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, Vendée)

Abstract : Two small archaeological loci were discovered at the top of cliff at Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard (Vendee) during field walks conducted after the Xynthia storm. Even though they are relatively small, their cliff-front location makes them susceptible erosion by weather or by the sea at the high tide. They are however protected from trampling by walkers by a fence. One locus concerns the remains of a hearth probably containing potsherds from the same vessel. The sherds shall have two particular features: firstly, they were heated in the hearth, secondly their vacuolar appearance, leads to the hypothesis of a brine heating vessel for obtaining salt. This hypothesis is confirmed by chemical analyzes. Shells found near to the hearth indicate that it was used for cooking. Two other vessels were also found near the hearth. The set is dated to the end of the second millenium BC.
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Jean-Marc Large, Sophie Corson, Catherine Dupont, Olivier Weller. Indices d’exploitation de ressources marines à la fin du 2nd millénaire av. J.-C. : le foyer de l’âge du bronze aux Batardières (Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, Vendée). Revue Archéologique de l'Ouest, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015, pp.97-112. ⟨10.4000/rao.2951⟩. ⟨hal-02339361⟩

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