Le complexe du sanctuaire et du théâtre de Mandeure (Doubs, F), de ses origines gauloises à sa monumentalisation romaine

Abstract : Mandeure's sanctuary and theatre complex, known since the end of XVIIIth century and partially unearthed by the end of the XIXth century, has been the subject, since five years, of a new research programme associating documentary studies with archaeological exploration and excavations. Located in the south of the antique town of Epomanduodurum, that complex could actually be constituted of a group of three sanctuaries (of which two have recently been found through geophysical exploration), radiating from a theatre from which they are separated by a large esplanade. The study of the artefacts found in the earlier excavations of the peribolos building situated in front of the theatre has brought to light the existence of a big Latenian sanctuary, probably founded in the IIIrd century BC. The hoards of artefacts buried in this sanctuary are specific because of the number, the variety and the quality of the sacrificial offerings or remains. The status and the influence of the Latenian sanctuary, located in the middle of a large monumental complex from the Upper Roman Empire, seems to have plaid a key role on the emergence of a major settlement having a monumental ornamentation worthy of a caput civitatis
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Jean-Yves Marc, Nathalie André, Philippe Barral, Séverine Blin, Gilles Bossuet, et al.. Le complexe du sanctuaire et du théâtre de Mandeure (Doubs, F), de ses origines gauloises à sa monumentalisation romaine. Premières journées archéologiques frontalières de l'Arc jurassien. Mandeure, sa campagne et ses relations d'Avenches à Luxeuil et d'Augst à Besançon. Actualités archéologiques régionales, Oct 2005, Delle (France), Boncourt (Suisse), France. pp.13-34. ⟨hal-00361163⟩

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