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La nécropole de La Roussille à Vertaizon dans le Puy-de-Dôme. Première présentation d’un site du Néolithique moyen I en Auvergne

Abstract : A settlement and a necropolis attributed to the Middle Neolithic I were discovered at La Roussille in Vertaizon (63) following a rescue excavation conducted in 2013. This site covers 5500 m². The living space, situated to the southeast , includes seven buildings on posts. Their ground levels are not preserved. The space reserved for the dead is concentrated in the north. Thirty-six graves in elongated pits, generally orientated east-west, compose the funerary group. They contained twenty-six simple burials, and some multiple graves, as eight are double and two are triple. With the exception of ochre deposits in some graves, the artefacts associated with the deceased consist of two pearl necklaces, two bone awls, and a sandstone polisher. The burials, characterized by wooden coffins (not preserved) buried with a removable cover, and by the contracted position of the bodies leaning on the left side, recall the Chamblandes tradition of western Switzerland. These burial types are similar to those of Pontcharaud 2 and Brezet-est, in Clermont-Ferrand. A funeral enclosure is also suspected at Vertaizon. The specific funerary practices and the artefact assemblages discovered at La Roussille, in particular the pottery, contribute new chronological and cultural elements to the debate on the identification of contact and exchange networks in the Massif-Central during the 5 th millennium.
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Sylvie Saintot, Ivy Thomson, Sandrine Bonnardin, Manon Cabanis, Pierre Caillat, et al.. La nécropole de La Roussille à Vertaizon dans le Puy-de-Dôme. Première présentation d’un site du Néolithique moyen I en Auvergne. De la tombe au territoire, 11èmes Rencontres méridionales de Préhistoire Récente, 1, AEP, pp.407-421, 2016. ⟨hal-02494029⟩

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