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Les tumulus allongés du Centre-Ouest de la France : nécropoles, espaces, paysages

Abstract : Research on the territorial organisation of West- Central France Neolithic societies remains underexploited. Inventoried from 1840, impressive monuments such as those in Tusson or Luxé (Charente region) had not even been the object of detailed topographic survey. They appear today as forested mounds in a largely open landscape; a likely opposite situation to what we might expect occurred in prehistoric times if we rely on the (scarce) available palynological data. Recent excavations like those from Péré in Prissé-la-Charrière (Deux-Sèvres) offerer new data for the restitution of long and round monuments’ elevation. Through the integration of digital elevation models (topography and vegetation) and the discussion on architectural restitution of monuments this paper intends to contribute to the interpretation of Neolithic space in the French Atlantic façade. Among the results obtained it is worth to highlight the key role of the long tumulus in the regional landscape, the relevance of the necropolis ensembles, and the exclusion of the Chenon group of monuments from the visibility coherence of the Tusson – Luxé – La Boixe ensembles
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Luc Laporte, Elias Lopez-Romero, Régis Bernard. Les tumulus allongés du Centre-Ouest de la France : nécropoles, espaces, paysages. Guillaume Robin, André D’Anna, Aurore Schmitt & Maxence Bailly. Fonctions, utilisations et représentations de l'espace dans les sépultures monumentales du Néolithique européen / Functions, uses and representations of space in the monumental graves of Neolithic Europe, Presses Universitaires de Provence, pp.265-281, 2016, Collection Préhistoires de la Méditerranée. ⟨hal-02474352⟩



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