Savigny-sur-Ardres : une nécropole mérovingienne en vallée de l’Ardre

Résumé : This collective work is the publication of the excavation of the Merovingian cemetery of Savigny-sur-Ardres, carried out in 2001. This funeral ensemble is one of the first altomedieval ensembles of Champagne-Ardenne to have been studied according to the methods of archeology preventive and field anthropology. This excavation allowed to study 83 burials containing more than 200 objects. The heterogeneous nature of the population, brought to light by the biological analysis, does not find correspondence in the furniture which seems homogeneous and characteristic of this period. The mapping of burials according to their dating highlights a bi-nuclear organization with a probable extension of the funeral deposit to the east and the southwest, outside the influence of the excavation. This necropolis is mainly in the 6th century, but an older creation is likely, as seems some indications furniture. A reoccupation of the site in the middle of the XIIIth century is materialized by two burials, installed according to a discordant orientation compared to the Merovingian burials and located in limit of excavation. Finally, this necropolis was able to benefit from an examination of organic remains, especially mineralized textiles, which made it possible to highlight, for the first time in Champagne Ardenne, funeral deposits of packaged objects.
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Cécile Paresys, Marie-Cécile Truc. Savigny-sur-Ardres : une nécropole mérovingienne en vallée de l’Ardre. Paresys, Cécile and Truc, Marie-Cécile. 109-1 et 3, 2014, pp.262, 2017. ⟨hal-02202265⟩



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