L’établissement de Pratz le Curtillet. Un domaine mérovingien dans les hautes terres jurassiennes (fin VIe-VIIe siècle)

David Billoin 1, 2 Marion Berranger 3 Manon Cabanis 1 Benoît Clavel 4, 5 Jean Cayrol 1 Christophe Dunikowski 1, 6 Tatjana M. Gluhak 7 Corinne Goy 1, 8 Sylviane Humbert 1 Luc Jaccottey 1, 9 Ildiko Katona 10 Juliette Langlois 11, 12 Hervé Laurent 13, 3 Annabelle Milleville 9 Vincent Mougin 14 Claudine Munier 14 Inès Pactat 15 Jacqueline Pilet-Lemiere 16 Martine Regert 17, 18 Sylvain Rotillon 19 Anne Schmitt 20 Valérie Thirion-Merle 20 Julian Wiethold 1, 8
Abstract : Among the earliest habitats of the early Middle Ages studied in Franche-Comté, the Pratz le Curtillet a settlement sets itself apart by its location in the Jura highlands, renowned for its remoteness and inhospitable landscapes. On the Lizon plateau, the scope of the archaeological work explored on the 16 hectares and the quality of the remains still constitute an exceptional complex today. An imposing 16m by 13m stone building flanked by an annex forms the residential part of the estate, while sheltering fodder and livestock, while the second building houses a forge. Domestic and artisanal equipment provide ample documentation on the living conditions of this small community of high status due to its involvement in the iron economy. Studies undertaken at different scales in a territory where one of the earliest monastic communities in Gaule is located, not far from a route crossing the massif, contribute to setting precious milestones for this period.
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David Billoin, Marion Berranger, Manon Cabanis, Benoît Clavel, Jean Cayrol, et al.. L’établissement de Pratz le Curtillet. Un domaine mérovingien dans les hautes terres jurassiennes (fin VIe-VIIe siècle). CNRS Éditions; Inrap. 310 p., 2016, Recherches archéologiques 10, 978-2-271-08262-6. ⟨hal-02097832⟩

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