PROGRESS IN THE RESEARCH PROJECTS
Within the framework of the NéMo Project, excavations have been resumed on the Moustier site in the Dordogne, a world-famous site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These excavations are being carried out by teams from the PACEA and IRAMAT-CRP2A laboratories, and the main aims are to understand the archaeological sequence better, and to carry out new dating on the levels where – notably – Neanderthal tombs were discovered.
Porteur du projet : Floréal Daniel Partenaires : PACEA, Université Bordeaux 1 Institut des Sciences Moléculaires, Université Bordeaux 1 Université du Pays Basque (Espagne). Date : sept. 2013 – déc. 2014 (AAP n°3) Financement : 34 516 €
Ceramic items provide the opportunity, among other things, to study the cultural and socio-economic functioning of ancient societies, but we have considered aspects linked to the manufacturing of pottery more rarely, and those linked to the general framework of production, more rarely still.
Porteur du projet : Jacques JAUBERT (UMR PACEA) Partenaires : UMR IRAMAT-CRP2A UPS SHS-3D I2M (TREFLE et GCE) EDyTeM Université de Savoie UMR ArScAn Ethnologie Préhistorique Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre UMR TRACES et Université Toulouse 2 - Le Mirail CNP (Centre national de Préhistoire, Périgueux, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication) Date : sept. 2012 – déc. 2014 (AAP n°2) Financement : 26 223 € Mots clés : SIG tridimensionnel, taphonomie des parois ornées
“To re-create, characterise and model the fires and their effects in the cave: an innovative programme!” The traces of fire in the Chauvet cave: from the Thermal Impacts on the walls to the characterisation of the fires, Experimentation and Modelling (IThEM).
This year again, and for the third consecutive year, the excavation site at Saint-Martin-de-Bruch in Lot-et-Garonne has revealed many surprises. This site, known since the 1960s, confirmed by INRAP in 2005, has only really been investigated in the last three years (excavations programmed from 2011 to 2013). It was first occupied in ancient times by a Gallo-Roman villa, reused from the 6th century to house a Merovingian necropolis, and may have been used up to the Carolingian era (10th century).
The NEMO project aims to understand the relation between the technical and economic traditions and the human remains during the Middle Palaeolithic period. The objective is to establish a new record of knowledge of the societies of the Middle Palaeolithic period in Western Europe, where human remains will not be considered as elements detached from their archaeological context.
The “Gascon Rolls online” project is a vast programme of publishing the Gascon Rolls and putting them online. They are an exceptional documentary source from the English Chancery Court, preserved in the National Archives (London). This documentary source is vital for the knowledge of the Middle Ages in Aquitaine, and especially for the understanding of the dynamics of territorialisation in Aquitaine during the Hundred Years War.