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Un vase de la Hoguette au sud de la Loire (Guibrelou I A Machecoul, Loire-Atlantique)

Abstract : An excavation was realized in 2009 on the site of Guibrelou in Machecoul (Loire-Atlantique). It was motivated by the fortuitous discovery in 2007 of some sherds of type La Hoguette in a region which had still never delivered any. This operation allowed revealing other pieces. Regrettably, as a sort of fate, the context of discovery of this ceramic is again hypothetical when it is not completely unknown. Especially since the majority of the sherds which, once connected, belong to a single vase, was not found on the spot but in clearings (sediment extracted further to the levelling of a ploughing crest) having been the objet of a sieving.The field research actually revealed a structure in the immediate vicinity of the interested sherds but which nevertheless lacked them. The bones of a skull horse were discovered and some sherds dated from the Iron Age period. We can imagine that the scattered pieces belonging to the vase Hoguette came from the ditch, that was cut out when levelling the ploughing crest and because of water erosion which took the shape of a gully.Theanalysis of the vase of Machecoul highlighted surprising resemblances with the other potteries La Hoguette, geographically very remote. Typologically (shape and decoration), it is very close to two ceramics discovered in Germany (Dautenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate). The petrographic observations on thin sections are also identical to those observed on another pottery found in the east of France, in Choisey (Jura).
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Jérôme Rousseau, Philippe Forré, Gwenaëlle Hamon, Guirec Querré. Un vase de la Hoguette au sud de la Loire (Guibrelou I A Machecoul, Loire-Atlantique). Préhistoire du Sud-Ouest, Association Préhistoire quercinoise et du Sud-Ouest, 2015, pp.17-37. ⟨hal-02363259⟩



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