Les atouts économiques du delta du Rhône dans l'Antiquité - L'exemple de l'habitat fluvio-lagunaire de la Capelière (Camargue, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône)

Abstract : The site of La Capelière, occupied between the 5th c. BC and the 5th c. AD, is located on the right bank of a former arm of the Rhône River (i.e., the Rhône of Ulmet) in its delta. The site was investigated from 1997 to 2003 during programmed field operations. The methodology was based on cross-referencing of cartographic, archaeological, hydromorphological and palaeoenvironmental data. The results are both on the archaeology of the site and the characterisation of physical environments at each stage of the settlement development. They inform us on the conditions of the implementation of this settlement and its evolution in an environment subject to hydrological hazards. Activities by the inhabitants are related to (i) the proximity of a major sea/river-trade axis and (ii) the exploitation of a vast land fertilised by the fl ood silt favourable to agro pastoralism where abound natural (game, fi shand salt) resources. The site of La Capelière, by enlightening us both on the evolution of the environment and the modes of operation in the ancient Camargue, illustrates the logic of these water and sediment territories in the paradox of attractiveness / repellency.
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Corinne Landuré, Patrice Arcelin, Gilles Arnaud-Fasseta, Ramon Buxó I Capdevila, Lucie Chabal, et al.. Les atouts économiques du delta du Rhône dans l'Antiquité - L'exemple de l'habitat fluvio-lagunaire de la Capelière (Camargue, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône). Revue scientifique Bourgogne-Nature, 2018, VIe Colloque international du Groupe d'Histoire des Zones Humides, Hors Série (16), pp.179-193. ⟨hal-02069677⟩

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