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Meules antiques de Reims

Abstract : More than 70 querns and millstones have been brought to light in recent years in the city of Reims, France. A series of old finds, primarily from the city's centre, can be added to the lot. The study of the large assemblages, such as those of the excavated settlements of Rue Maucroix or Boulevard Henrot, enable us to propose new morphological and petrographical observations in the framework of recent advances on the subject of rotary mills. The analysis presented in this paper is based on a map correlating the spread of the city's querns and millstones with the many ancient trade routes. The capital of Gallia Belgica (Durocortorum) played an important role in the transport and trade of millstones between the main centres in northern Gaul and the southern provinces by means of the Via Agrippa.
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Florent Jodry, Philippe Rollet, Paul Picavet, François Moiret, Gilles Fronteau, et al.. Meules antiques de Reims. Olivier Buchsenschutz; Stéphanie Lepareux-Couturier; Gilles Fronteau. 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.135-145, 2017, Revue archéologique de l'Est, supplément, 2-915544-37-9. ⟨10.4000/books.artehis.3286⟩. ⟨hal-02957053⟩



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