Roquemissou (Montrozier, Aveyron) : premiers résultats et perspectives des nouvelles recherches de terrain

Abstract : In the 1980s, G.-B. Arnal realized a ten year excavation on the Roquemissou rock shelter, in Montrozier (Aveyron, South-Western France). These first works brought to light a long stratigraphical sequence, since Azilian up to Early Neolithic, in spite of a little developed sedimentary thick. Mixed facies between second Mesolithic and Early Neolithic seemed in particular to have been identified. In the light of the current knowledge on the neolithization processes, it seemed important to test the solidity of such a hypothesis. It is thus in particular from this perspective that we manage, since 2012, new excavations on this field. The works are there only at their beginning, but first important results were already acquired. It is in particular about the understanding of the processes of formation and about the preservation of the archaeological layers, as well as about the very sequence. Some unsuspected constructions dated from the final Neolithic / Bell Beakers era were also discovered. These vestiges give evidence of the presence of a housing environment of the third millennium BC, probably permanent because synchronous of a collective grave grouping around thirty individuals.
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Thomas Perrin, Marc Boboeuf, Jean-Michel Carozza, Laurent Carozza, Jessie Cauliez, et al.. Roquemissou (Montrozier, Aveyron) : premiers résultats et perspectives des nouvelles recherches de terrain. De la tombe au territoire et actualité de la recherche. Actes des 11e Rencontres Méridionales de Préhistoire Récente, Sep 2014, Montpellier, France. pp.199-209. ⟨hal-01910861⟩



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