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Les vanneries gallo-romaines du Petit-Creusot à Chalon-sur-Saône (Saône-et-Loire)

Abstract : A rescue excavation on the bank of a fossil meander of the Saône river, south of Chalon-sur-Saône in the locality of Petit-Creusot, revealed a fish trap and a basket among a large amount of artifacts, including numerous textiles. The materials employed were identified as willow, plus clematis and dogwood for the basket. Thanks to the good state of preservation of the fish trap, with the exception of the junction of the body and neck, it has been possible to determine weaving processes which were confirmed through experimentation. These data, coupled with information from written sources and iconographic evidence, permit a better understanding of the utilization and conditions of production of these objects. These discoveries are a major contribution to our knowledge of basketry in Roman Gaul which until now left little trace, and provide new information concerning the river fades in this area.
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Gérard Monthel, Nicole Blanc, Françoise Gury. Les vanneries gallo-romaines du Petit-Creusot à Chalon-sur-Saône (Saône-et-Loire). Gallia - Archéologie de la France antique, CNRS Éditions, 2000, 57, pp.159-180. ⟨10.3406/galia.2000.3018⟩. ⟨hal-01901964⟩

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