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Les productions de meules en meulière dans le Bassin Parisien : typologie, chronologie, diffusion

Abstract : The use of burrstone (a hard Tertiary silicified and recrystallised lacustrine limestone) for millstones is most commonly attributed to Modern and Contemporary times. Yet the recent increase in the number of preventive archaeological operations in the Paris Basin reveals exploitation of this rock since the Iron Age, initially for saddle querns and then for rotary querns. It continued to be used throughout Antiquity for the small domestic rotary querns and large millstones. Moreover, regional archaeological finds indicate that this was the sole rock used since the Early Middle Ages in flour mills. This paper presents a first typology of these early burrstone querns and millstones.
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Stéphanie Lepareux-Couturier, Gilles Fronteau, Cécile Monchablon, Boris Robin. Les productions de meules en meulière dans le Bassin Parisien : typologie, chronologie, diffusion. Buchsenschutz, Olivier; Lepareux-Couturier, Stéphanie; Fronteau, Gilles. Les Meules du Néolithique à l’époque médiévale : technique, culture, diffusion. Actes du 2ème colloque du Groupe Meule, Reims, du 15 au 17 mai 2014, 43, Société archéologique de l'Est; ARTEHIS Éditions, pp.233-254, 2017, Revue archéologique de l'Est, supplément, 2-915544-37-9. ⟨10.4000/books.artehis.3499⟩. ⟨hal-02864933⟩



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